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Tennessee Sentencing Guidelines

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BY Grover Collins

Founder & Managing Member

Our Nashville criminal defense attorneys help break down what you need to know and the potential punishments you could be facing if convicted.

Tennessee Sentencing Guidelines
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

3 – 30 YEARS

RED %

RED YEARS

7.2 years

(20%)

(1.4 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)

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)
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 closs 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, C’s or if class is A or B, 3 A’s or combination of 4 A’s and B’s or if class D or E, 6 of any combination.

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