Judge Thomas Francis Hogan
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Washington, D.C.
Program Area: Narcotics/Drugs
For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Thomas Francis Hogan in the District of Washington, D.C., the average prison sentence was 84.0 months, when looking only at cases falling under the broad category of "Narcotics/Drugs". During the current fiscal year, Judge Thomas Francis Hogan has sentenced one defendant compared with no defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.
Over the last five years, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Hogan was 70.1 months. This was 7.1% lower than the 75.4 months typical in Washington, D.C. and 3.3% lower than the 72.5 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Thomas Francis Hogan sentenced 15 defendants during the past five years.
(CAUTION: The kinds of cases handled by individual judges influences statistical information about their sentences. It therefore is important to consider the breakdown of cases that each has handled, available below, when making judge-by-judge comparisons.)
Figure 1 compares Judge Hogan's numbers to those for judges in this district and in the United States as a whole for cases of this type over the last five years.
During the last five years there were 13 other judges in the District of Washington, D.C. with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 41.3 months to 182.3 months, putting Judge Hogan's average prison sentence of 70.1 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Washington, D.C. during that time was 75.4 months.
Born 1938 in Washington, DC
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 10, 1982, to a seat vacated by William B. Bryant; Confirmed by the Senate on August 20, 1982, and received commission on August 20, 1982. Served as chief judge, 2001-2008. Assumed senior status on May 1, 2008.
Georgetown University, A.B., 1960
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1966
Law clerk, Hon. William B. Jones, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1966-1967
Counsel, Federal Commission on Reform of Federal Criminal Laws, 1967-1968
Private practice, Rockville, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., 1968-1981
Assistant professor, Potomac School of Law, 1977-1979
Private practice, Chevy Chase, Maryland and Washington, D.C., 1981-1982
Adjunct professor, Georgetown University Law Center, 1986-1992
Director, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, 2011-
Lead Investigative Agencies in Cases Handled
The lead investigative agency that referred cases disposed of by Judge Thomas Francis Hogan for the past five years was the Other - District of Columbia. It accounted for 40.0% of all cases.
Other agencies with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Thomas Francis Hogan over the past five years were: Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation (26.7%), Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration (20.0%), Other (13.3%).
Lead Charges in Cases Handled
The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Thomas Francis Hogan for the past five years was "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A". It accounted for 80.0% of all cases.
Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Thomas Francis Hogan over the past five years were: "21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy" (20.0%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 80.0% 72.6% 50.7% More 21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy 20.0% 22.3% 36.4%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Thomas Francis Hogan's Cases