Total Punishment

The combined length of sentences determined by the court for multiple counts of conviction. Total punishment incorporates the combined offense level, the Criminal History Category, and the corresponding guideline range on the Sentencing Table. In some cases, the total punishment is determined by “stacking” a consecutive mandatory minimum statutory sentence on top of the guideline sentence for a different count of conviction.

Tribal Court Sentences

Sentences imposed by tribal (i.e., Native American or American Indian) courts. These sentences are not counted in criminal history, but may be considered under Adequacy of Criminal History as a basis for an upward departure (§4A1.3).