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FELONY
CLASS

MITIGATED

(0 priors)

STANDARD
Range I
(0-1 priors)

MULTIPLE
Range II
(2-4 priors)

PERSISTENT
Range III
(5+ priors)

CAREER

A
15-60 years
RED %
RED years


13.5 years
(20%)
(2.7 years)


15-25 years
(30%)
(4.5 - 7.5 years)


25 - 40 years
(35%)
(8.8 - 14 years)


40 - 60 years
(45%)
(18 - 27 years)


60 years
(60%)
(36 years)

B
8-30 years
RED %
RED years


7.2 years
(20%)
(2.7 years)


8-12 years
(30%)
(2.4-3.6 years)


12-20 years
(35%)
(4.2-7 years)


20-30 years
(45%)
(9-13.5 years)


30 years
(60%)
(18 years)

C
3-15 years
RED %
RED years


2.7 years
(20%)
(.5 years)


3-6 years
(30%)
(.9-1.8 years)


6-10 years
(35%)
(2.1-3.5 years)


10-15 years
(45%)
(4.5-6.8 years)


15 years
(60%)
(9 years)

D
2-12 years
RED %
RED years


1.8 years
(20%)
(.4 years)


2-4 years
(30%)
(.6-1.2 years)


4-8 years
(35%)
(1.4-2.8 years)


8-12 years
(45%)
(3.6-5.4 years)


12 years
(60%)
(7.2 years)

E
1-6 years
RED %
RED years


.9 years
(20%)
(.2 years)


1-2 years
(30%)
(.3-.6 years)


2-4 years
(35%)
(.7-1.4 years)


4-6 years
(45%)
(1.8-2.7 years)


6 years
(60%)
(3.6 years)


NOTE:  First Degree Murder excluded from chart.  Sentencing solely according to First Degree Murder statue.  RED = Release Eligibility Date.  Presumptive sentence = minimum range.  (Except for Class A + middle of range)

MAXIMUM FINES
FELONY                A - $50,000 B - $25,000 C - $10,000 D - $5,000 E - $3,000

MISDEMEANOR A - $ 2,500 B $   500 C - $    50   (Drug fines are special)

County sentencing contracts available in many jurisdictions (Shelby County - if 6 years or less)

RANGE CALCULATION*

Especially
Mitigated

Range I -
Standard

Range II -
Multiple

Range III -
Persistent

Career

0 priors, 10%
reduction in
sentence and/or
RED
0-1 prior,
depends upon
class of prior
conviction

2-4 priors in class,
higher, or 2 down, or
1 prior A, if class is
A or B

5 or more in class,
higher, or 2 down,
or 2 prior A's, or
combination of 3
A's and B's if
class is A or B

If class is A, B or C, any combination of 6 A's, B's or C's, or if class is A or B,
3 A's or combination of 4 A's and B's or if class is D or E, 6 of any combination

*Check single course of conduct



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