Sentencing Stats official Video guide to to U.S. Sentencing Commission’s Amendment 821, §4A1.1 Part B (retroactive), otherwise known as the Zero Point Offender amendment.
Read the latest expert opinion on Law360. co-authored by SentencingStats.com President Mark Allenbaugh, advisor Doug Passon legendary Federal attorney Alan Ellis predict how the Zero-Point Offender amendment (Amendment 821 Part A) will be implemented.
The Zero Point Offender and Status Point modifications to the Sentencing Guidelines go into effect on November 1. They are RETROACTIVE. But not everyone knows whether they may benefit from the changes or how to go about getting that benefit. Therefore, helping us get Set for Sentencing, Mark Allenbaugh, and Keith Hilzendeger to tell us
Policy Priorities: The Commission discussed and voted on the final policy priorities for the period of 2023-2024. These priorities would guide the Commission’s work in establishing sentencing policies and practices for federal courts. Retroactivity of Parts A and B of the 2023 Criminal History Amendment: A significant decision involved voting on the retroactivity of Parts
On August 24, 2023, a divided Commission voted 4-3 to make two new amendments to the Guidelines retroactive. Assuming no Congressional action to the contrary, these amendments go into effect on November 1, 2023. The first amendment limits the overall criminal history impact of “status points” (i.e., the additional criminal history points given to defendants for