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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 CLASSMITIGATED

(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
FELONYA – $50,000B – $25,000C – $10,000D – $5,000E – $3,000
MISDEMEANORA – $2,500B – $500C – $50(Drug finesare special)
Range Calculation
Especially MitigatedRange I – StandardRange II – MultipleRange III – PersistentCareer
0 priors, 10 % reduction in sentence and/or RED0-1 prior, depends upon closs of prior conviction2-4 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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