sentencing guidelines

Definition of "sentencing guidelines"
  1. Mandated rules created by a sentencing commission, encompassing categories for crimes and offenders, seriousness scale for crimes, and recommended penalties
How to use "sentencing guidelines" in a sentence
  1. The judge, when deciding the punishment, consulted the sentencing guidelines.
  2. To ensure consistency in penalties, sentencing guidelines are established and followed.
  3. Sentencing guidelines help in providing a degree of uniformity in punishment across similar crimes.

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