Multiple Counts - Staff Discussion Paper

United States Sentencing Commission


Disclaimer: This document was developed by staff for discussion purposes only and does not represent the views of any commissioner. It should not be interpreted as legislative history to any subsequent Commission action. The discussion draft is provided to facilitate public comment on improving and simplifying the sentencing guidelines.

This report provides a brief review of the content and application of these multiple count rules. Part I describes the rules, focusing on their structure and the intended results. Part II focuses on the application of the rules. Specifically, through a review of application issues and judicial interpretation, this part discusses how well Chapter Three, Part D achieves its intended purposes. Finally, Part III recommends areas in which the working group feels the multiple count rules might be amended to improve their operation.

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