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RCW 9.94A.510

Table 1 — Sentencing grid.


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TABLE 1



Sentencing Grid


SERIOUSNESS


LEVEL


OFFENDER SCORE
 

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XVI Life Sentence without Parole/Death Penalty
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.

[2002 c 290 § 10. Prior: 2000 c 132 § 2; 2000 c 28 § 11; prior: 1999 c 352 § 2; 1999 c 324 § 3; prior: 1998 c 235 § 1; 1998 c 211 § 3; prior: 1997 c 365 § 3; 1997 c 338 § 50; 1996 c 205 § 5; 1995 c 129 § 2 (Initiative Measure No. 159); (1994 sp.s. c 7 § 512 repealed by 1995 c 129 § 19 (Initiative Measure No. 159)); 1992 c 145 § 9; 1991 c 32 § 2; 1990 c 3 § 701; prior: 1989 c 271 § 101; 1989 c 124 § 1; 1988 c 218 § 1; 1986 c 257 § 22; 1984 c 209 § 16; 1983 c 115 § 2. Formerly RCW 9.94A.310.]

Notes:

     Effective date -- 2002 c 290 §§ 7-11 and 14-23: See note following RCW 9.94A.515.

     Intent -- 2002 c 290: See note following RCW 9.94A.517.

     Technical correction bill -- 2000 c 28: See note following RCW 9.94A.015.

     Effective date -- 1998 c 211: See note following RCW 46.61.5055.

     Finding -- Evaluation -- Report -- 1997 c 338: See note following RCW 13.40.0357.

     Severability -- Effective dates -- 1997 c 338: See notes following RCW 5.60.060.

     Findings and intent -- 1995 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 title -- 1995 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).]

     Severability -- 1995 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 law -- 1995 c 129: "Captions as used in this act do not constitute any part of the law." [1995 c 129 § 23 (Initiative Measure No. 159).]

     Finding -- Intent -- Severability -- Effective dates -- Contingent expiration date -- 1994 sp.s. c 7: See notes following RCW 43.70.540.

     Index, part headings not law -- Severability -- Effective dates -- Application -- 1990 c 3: See RCW 18.155.900 through 18.155.902.

     Application -- 1989 c 271 §§ 101-111: "Sections 101-111 of this act apply to crimes committed on or after July 1, 1989." [1989 c 271 § 114.]

     Severability -- 1989 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.]

     Severability -- 1986 c 257: See note following RCW 9A.56.010.

     Effective date -- 1986 c 257 §§ 17-35: See note following RCW 9.94A.030.

     Effective dates -- 1984 c 209: See note following RCW 9.94A.030.