(August 2020) This eLearning module demonstrates application of the grouping rules following the process outlined in this Decision Tree.
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Use the Grouping Decision Tree to determine a single offense level for a case involving multiple counts of conviction;
- Define the criteria for applying the four grouping rules in §3D1.2;
- Identify the difference between grouping multiple counts of conviction under §3D1.2(d) and grouping multiple counts under §3D1.2(a), (b), and (c);
- Describe the process of assigning units under §3D1.4;
- Distinguish between "grouping" multiple counts of conviction under §3D1.2 and the "assignment of units" to multiple counts of conviction under §3D1.4;
- Apply the multiple counts rules under Chapter Three, Part D to real-world scenarios; and
- Determine a single offense level for real-world scenarios involving multiple counts of conviction.
In order to complete the exercises in this course, you will need a copy of the Guidelines Manual.
List of eLearning Programs:
- Federal Sentencing: The Basics
- Basics of Relevant Conduct
- Basics of Criminal History
- Basics of Organizational Guidelines
- Grouping Multiple Counts of Conviction
- Treatment of Multiple Prior Sentences
- 2018 Illegal Reentry Amendment
- 2016 Guideline Amendments
- 2016 Crime of Violence Amendment
- 2015 Guideline Amendments