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Sentencing Guidelines Alert- June 2018


June 2018

The Sentencing Commission has re-ranked the offense of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Prior Felony (D.C. Code § 22-4503(a)(1)). The offense, formerly ranked in Master Group 7, is now ranked in Master Group 8. The Commission approved the new ranking at its June 19, 2018, meeting. The new ranking will be reflected in the 2018 Guidelines Manual which will be published on July 16, 2018. Unless otherwise agreed to by the parties the Court shall apply the new ranking to pleas/verdicts entered on or after July 16, 2018.