Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Definition - What does Federal Sentencing Guidelines mean?

Federal sentencing guidelines refers to the guidelines and the set of rules for sentencing policy of organizations and individuals convicted of felonies or serious Class A crimes in court. These rules and guideline don't apply to crimes which are less serious in nature.

Justipedia explains Federal Sentencing Guidelines

These guidelines are part of the Sentencing Reform Act and aims to alleviate the disparities found in the existing sentencing structure. It also intends to provide determinate sentencing which refers to sentencing whose limits are determined at the time of the sentence.

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