9.94A.507  <<  9.94A.510 >>   9.94A.515

RCW 9.94A.510

Table 1—Sentencing grid.

TABLE 1
Sentencing Grid
SERIOUSNESS
LEVEL
 
OFFENDER SCORE
 
 
0
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
9 or
more
XVI
Life sentence without parole/death penalty for offenders at or over the age of eighteen. For offenders under the age of eighteen, a term of twenty-five years to life.
XV
23y4m
24y4m
25y4m
26y4m
27y4m
28y4m
30y4m
32y10m
36y
40y
 
240-
250-
261-
271-
281-
291-
312-
338-
370-
411-
 
320
333
347
361
374
388
416
450
493
548
XIV
14y4m
15y4m
16y2m
17y
17y11m
18y9m
20y5m
22y2m
25y7m
29y
 
123-
134-
144-
154-
165-
175-
195-
216-
257-
298-
 
220
234
244
254
265
275
295
316
357
397
XIII
12y
13y
14y
15y
16y
17y
19y
21y
25y
29y
 
123-
134-
144-
154-
165-
175-
195-
216-
257-
298-
 
164
178
192
205
219
233
260
288
342
397
XII
9y
9y11m
10y9m
11y8m
12y6m
13y5m
15y9m
17y3m
20y3m
23y3m
 
93-
102-
111-
120-
129-
138-
162-
178-
209-
240-
 
123
136
147
160
171
184
216
236
277
318
XI
7y6m
8y4m
9y2m
9y11m
10y9m
11y7m
14y2m
15y5m
17y11m
20y5m
 
78-
86-
95-
102-
111-
120-
146-
159-
185-
210-
 
102
114
125
136
147
158
194
211
245
280
X
5y
5y6m
6y
6y6m
7y
7y6m
9y6m
10y6m
12y6m
14y6m
 
51-
57-
62-
67-
72-
77-
98-
108-
129-
149-
 
68
75
82
89
96
102
130
144
171
198
IX
3y
3y6m
4y
4y6m
5y
5y6m
7y6m
8y6m
10y6m
12y6m
 
31-
36-
41-
46-
51-
57-
77-
87-
108-
129-
 
41
48
54
61
68
75
102
116
144
171
VIII
2y
2y6m
3y
3y6m
4y
4y6m
6y6m
7y6m
8y6m
10y6m
 
21-
26-
31-
36-
41-
46-
67-
77-
87-
108-
 
27
34
41
48
54
61
89
102
116
144
VII
18m
2y
2y6m
3y
3y6m
4y
5y6m
6y6m
7y6m
8y6m
 
15-
21-
26-
31-
36-
41-
57-
67-
77-
87-
 
20
27
34
41
48
54
75
89
102
116
VI
13m
18m
2y
2y6m
3y
3y6m
4y6m
5y6m
6y6m
7y6m
 
12+-
15-
21-
26-
31-
36-
46-
57-
67-
77-
 
14
20
27
34
41
48
61
75
89
102
V
9m
13m
15m
18m
2y2m
3y2m
4y
5y
6y
7y
 
6-
12+-
13-
15-
22-
33-
41-
51-
62-
72-
 
12
14
17
20
29
43
54
68
82
96
IV
6m
9m
13m
15m
18m
2y2m
3y2m
4y2m
5y2m
6y2m
 
3-
6-
12+-
13-
15-
22-
33-
43-
53-
63-
 
9
12
14
17
20
29
43
57
70
84
III
2m
5m
8m
11m
14m
20m
2y2m
3y2m
4y2m
5y
 
1-
3-
4-
9-
12+-
17-
22-
33-
43-
51-
 
3
8
12
12
16
22
29
43
57
68
II
 
4m
6m
8m
13m
16m
20m
2y2m
3y2m
4y2m
 
0-90
2-
3-
4-
12+-
14-
17-
22-
33-
43-
 
Days
6
9
12
14
18
22
29
43
57
I
 
 
3m
4m
5m
8m
13m
16m
20m
2y2m
 
0-60
0-90
2-
2-
3-
4-
12+-
14-
17-
22-
 
Days
Days
5
6
8
12
14
18
22
29
Numbers in the first horizontal row of each seriousness category represent sentencing midpoints in years(y) and months(m). Numbers in the second and third rows represent standard sentence ranges in months, or in days if so designated. 12+ equals one year and one day.
NOTES:
Application2014 c 130: "Sections 1 through 9 of this act apply to all sentencing hearings conducted on or after June 1, 2014, regardless of the date of an offender's underlying offense." [ 2014 c 130 § 12.]
Effective date2014 c 130: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect June 1, 2014." [ 2014 c 130 § 16.]
Effective date2002 c 290 §§ 7-11 and 14-23: See note following RCW 9.94A.515.
Intent2002 c 290: See note following RCW 9.94A.517.
Technical correction bill2000 c 28: See note following RCW 9.94A.015.
Effective date1998 c 211: See note following RCW 46.61.5055.
FindingEvaluationReport1997 c 338: See note following RCW 13.40.0357.
SeverabilityEffective dates1997 c 338: See notes following RCW 5.60.060.
Findings and intent1995 c 129: "(1) The people of the state of Washington find and declare that:
(a) Armed criminals pose an increasing and major threat to public safety and can turn any crime into serious injury or death.
(b) Criminals carry deadly weapons for several key reasons including: Forcing the victim to comply with their demands; injuring or killing anyone who tries to stop the criminal acts; and aiding the criminal in escaping.
(c) Current law does not sufficiently stigmatize the carrying and use of deadly weapons by criminals, and far too often there are no deadly weapon enhancements provided for many felonies, including murder, arson, manslaughter, and child molestation and many other sex offenses including child luring.
(d) Current law also fails to distinguish between gun-carrying criminals and criminals carrying knives or clubs.
(2) By increasing the penalties for carrying and using deadly weapons by criminals and closing loopholes involving armed criminals, the people intend to:
(a) Stigmatize the carrying and use of any deadly weapons for all felonies with proper deadly weapon enhancements.
(b) Reduce the number of armed offenders by making the carrying and use of the deadly weapon not worth the sentence received upon conviction.
(c) Distinguish between the gun predators and criminals carrying other deadly weapons and provide greatly increased penalties for gun predators and for those offenders committing crimes to acquire firearms.
(d) Bring accountability and certainty into the sentencing system by tracking individual judges and holding them accountable for their sentencing practices in relation to the state's sentencing guidelines for serious crimes." [1995 c 129 § 1 (Initiative Measure No. 159).]
Short title1995 c 129: "This act shall be known and cited as the hard time for armed crime act." [1995 c 129 § 21 (Initiative Measure No. 159).]
Severability1995 c 129: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [1995 c 129 § 22 (Initiative Measure No. 159).]
Captions not law1995 c 129: "Captions as used in this act do not constitute any part of the law." [1995 c 129 § 23 (Initiative Measure No. 159).]
FindingIntentSeverabilityEffective datesContingent expiration date1994 sp.s. c 7: See notes following RCW 43.70.540.
Index, part headings not lawSeverabilityEffective datesApplication1990 c 3: See RCW 18.155.900 through 18.155.902.
Application1989 c 271 §§ 101-111: "Sections 101-111 of this act apply to crimes committed on or after July 1, 1989." [ 1989 c 271 § 114.]
Severability1989 c 271: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [ 1989 c 271 § 606.]
Severability1986 c 257: See note following RCW 9A.56.010.
Effective date1986 c 257 §§ 17-35: See note following RCW 9.94A.030.
Effective dates1984 c 209: See note following RCW 9.94A.030.

Site Contents

Selected content listed in alphabetical order under each group