Guideline Conforming Sentence Law and Legal Definition

A guideline-conforming sentence is defined as one within "the applicable guideline range, it must be the case that the applicable guideline range is the product of conforming to the Guidelines' instructions. A sentence conforms with the guidelines for imprisonment if it is within the minimum and maximum terms of the applicable guideline range." [United States v. Berry, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 18431, 13-14 (D.C. Cir. Sept. 3, 2010)].