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Legal Statutes: District of Columbia

UPDATED April 11, 2017

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Chapter 35B. Fines for Criminal Offenses.

back to top § 22-3571.01. Fines for criminal offenses.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, and except as provided in § 22-3571.02, a defendant who has been found guilty of an offense under the District of Columbia Official Code punishable by imprisonment may be sentenced to pay a fine as provided in this section.

(b) An individual who has been found guilty of such an offense may be fined not more than the greatest of:

(1) $100 if the offense is punishable by imprisonment for 10 days or less;

(2) $250 if the offense is punishable by imprisonment for 30 days, or one month, or less but more than 10 days;

(3) $500 if the offense is punishable by imprisonment for 90 days, or 3 months, or less but more than 30 days;

(4) $1,000 if the offense is punishable by imprisonment for 180 days, or 6 months, or less but more than 90 days;

(5) $2,500 if the offense is punishable by imprisonment for one year or less but more than 180 days;

(6) $12,500 if the offense is punishable by imprisonment for 5 years or less but more than one year;

(7) $25,000 if the offense is punishable by imprisonment for 10 years or less but more than 5 years;

(8) $37,500 if the offense is punishable by imprisonment for 15 years or less but more than 10 years;

(9) $50,000 if the offense is punishable by imprisonment for 20 years or less but more than 15 years;

(10) $75,000 if the offense is punishable by imprisonment for 30 years or less but more than 20 years;

(11) $125,000 if the offense is punishable by imprisonment for more than 30 years; or

(12) $250,000 if the offense resulted in death.

(c) An organization that has been found guilty of an offense punishable by imprisonment for 6 months or more may be fined not more than the greatest of:

(1) Twice the maximum amount specified in the law setting forth the penalty for the offense;

(2) Twice the applicable amount under subsection (b) of this section; or

(3) Twice the applicable amount under § 22-3571.02(a).

June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 101, 60 DCR 2064.