Overview of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

  What are the Federal Sentencing Guidelines? The federal sentencing guidelines are rules that federal judges are required to consider when sentencing someone who has been convicted of a crime.   These guidelines are written by the U.S. Sentencing Commission, an independent government agency that is part of the judicial branch of the federal government. The commission also advises the other branches of government on criminal policy matters and collects and analyzes crime and sentencing data.   How the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Work The federal sentencing guidelines take into account both the seriousness of the offense and the offender's criminal [...]

By |2015-10-16T00:54:11+00:00October 14th, 2015|Categories: Federal Crimes, Sentencing|Tags: , |
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