Judge Thomas Francis Hogan
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Washington, D.C.
Referring Agency: District of Columbia
Judge Thomas Francis Hogan didn't dispose of any cases in the District of Washington, D.C. in the current fiscal year (2012) and disposed of 3 cases in the previous year.
Over the last five years, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Hogan was 40.9 months. This was 31.9% lower than the 60.0 months typical in Washington, D.C. and 47.1% lower than the 77.3 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Thomas Francis Hogan sentenced 17 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 42.3 months to 102.7 months, putting Judge Hogan's average prison sentence of 40.9 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Washington, D.C. during that time was 60.0 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-
Program Areas of Cases Handled
Cases disposed of by Judge Thomas Francis Hogan for the past five years fell into a number of broad categories. The lead category for these cases was Withheld by Govt from TRAC accounting for 41.2% of cases.
Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Thomas Francis Hogan over the past five years were: Narcotics/Drugs (35.3%), Other (23.5%).
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 "Withheld by govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending)". It accounted for 41.2% 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 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A" (35.3%), "18 USC 472 - Uttering counterfeit obligations or securities" (5.9%), "18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors" (5.9%), "18 USC 2422 - Transport for sex - Coercion and enticement" (5.9%), "18 USC 2423 - Transportation of minors for sexual activity" (5.9%).
Lead Charge Judge District US Not specified 41.2% 32.1% 15.6% 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 35.3% 35.2% 36.1% 18 USC 472 - Uttering counterfeit obligations or securities 5.9% 0.2% 0.2% 18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors 5.9% 2.3% 3.6% 18 USC 2422 - Transport for sex - Coercion and enticement 5.9% 4.6% 3.0% 18 USC 2423 - Transportation of minors for sexual activity 5.9% 0.8% 0.5%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Thomas Francis Hogan's Cases
Judge Thomas Francis Hogan didn't handle any convictions of this type in the current fiscal year 2012.