IC 35-50-2-1.3 - 'Advisory sentence'
|Cite as:||IC 35-50-2-1.3|
|Currency:||Current through P.L. 215-2018|
(a) For purposes of [sections]  [through]  [of] this chapter, "advisory sentence" means a guideline sentence that the court may voluntarily consider when imposing a sentence.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (c), a court is not required to use an advisory sentence.
(c) In imposing:
(1) consecutive sentences for felony convictions that are not crimes of violence (as defined in IC 35-50-1-2(a) ) arising out of an episode of criminal conduct, in accordance with IC 35-50-1-2; or
(2) an additional fixed term to a repeat sexual offender under section 14 of this chapter;
a court is required to use the appropriate advisory sentence in imposing a consecutive sentence or an additional fixed term. However, the court is not required to use the advisory sentence in imposing the sentence for the underlying offense.
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