14.22.01.12

.12 Multiple Offense Scoring.

A. Single Criminal Event, Not More Than One Seriousness Category I or II Offense.

(1) The individual completing the worksheet shall calculate the guidelines range for each offense.

(2) The individual completing the worksheet shall determine the overall guideline range by identifying the highest of the lower guidelines limit and highest of the upper guidelines limit of all of the offenses and by:

(a) Except as provided in §A(2)(b) of this regulation, identifying the highest of the upper guidelines limit; and

(b) If there are separate offenses for different victims, by adding together the upper range of the highest of the upper guidelines range for each victim.

(3) Any combinations of sentences imposed, concurrent or consecutive, are within the guidelines when the net time to be served (that is, the initial sentence minus suspended sentence) falls within the overall guideline range.

B. Single Criminal Event, Two or More Seriousness Category I or II Offenses.

(1) The individual completing the worksheet shall calculate the guidelines range for each offense.

(2) The individual completing the worksheet shall determine the overall guidelines range by adding the guidelines ranges for each offense in Seriousness Category I or II.

(3) Any combinations of sentences imposed, concurrent or consecutive, are within the guidelines when the net time to be served (that is, the initial sentence minus suspended sentence) falls within the overall guideline range.

C. Multiple Criminal Events, One Offense in Each Event.

(1) The individual completing the worksheet shall arrange the offenses in chronological order beginning with the one committed first.

(2) The individual completing the worksheet shall calculate the guideline range for each event's convicted counts. The prior criminal adult record is constant throughout the event. A prior adult criminal record score reflects the defendant's criminal history on the date of sentencing. The prior adult criminal record calculated for the first event is the same for all succeeding events, as long as they are being sentenced at the same time.

(3) The individual completing the worksheet shall determine the overall guidelines range by adding the ranges for each event.

(4) Any combinations of sentences imposed, concurrent or consecutive, are within the guidelines when the net time to be served (that is, the initial sentence minus suspended sentence) falls within the overall guideline range.

D. Multiple Criminal Events With Multiple Offenses Within One or More Event or Events.

(1) The individual completing the worksheet shall arrange the events in chronological order, beginning with the offense or offenses committed in the first event.

(2) The individual completing the worksheet shall calculate the guidelines range for each offense in the first event.

(3) The individual completing the worksheet shall determine the overall guidelines range for the first criminal event as if there were only one event, but may not enter it on the worksheet.

(4) The individual completing the worksheet shall repeat the instruction of §D(2) and (3) of this regulation for each succeeding criminal event. The prior criminal adult record is constant throughout each event. A prior adult criminal record score reflects the defendant's criminal history on the date of sentencing. The prior adult criminal record calculated for the first event is the same for all succeeding events, as long as they are being sentenced at the same time.

(5) After determining the overall guidelines range for each criminal event, the individual completing the worksheet shall add the ranges to determine the overall guidelines range for the entire case.

(6) Any combinations of sentences imposed, concurrent or consecutive, are within the guidelines when the net time to be served (that is, the initial sentence minus suspended sentence) falls within the overall guideline range.