U.S. Sentencing Commission report lists estimated number of defendants eligible for a retroactive reduction by district and type of offense.
In the video, we’ll cover the following:
Final Offense Level (1-43)
Criminal History Points (0-13+)
Criminal History Points: The US Sentencing Commission has established a scale to measure a defendant’s criminal history. Criminal history points typically range from 0 to 13, although rare cases may exceed 13.
It’s important to note that criminal history points are distinct from the criminal history category, which is represented by Roman numerals from 1 to 6.
See the below chart to understand the relationship between Criminal History Category and Criminal History Points. Where Amendment 821 is concerence, we are interested only in the Criminal History POINTS:
Defendant's Sentence Imposed (in months)
Mandatory Minimum Sentence (in months)
§5K1.1 Downward Departure
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