Statutory Maximum ( Sentence) Law and Legal Definition

Statutory maximum means "the maximum sentence a judge may impose solely on the basis of the facts reflected in the jury verdict or admitted by the defendant." [Derrick Benning v. Warden, Leb. Corr. Inst., 345 Fed. Appx. 149, 156 (6th Cir. Ohio 2009)]

"Our precedents make clear however, that the statutory maximum for Apprendi purposes is the maximum sentence a judge may impose solely on the basis of the facts reflected in the jury verdict or admitted by the defendant."

United States v. Huggins, 116 Fed. Appx. 979, 982 (10th Cir. Kan. 2004)