State v. Stephens

In State v. Stephens, 116 Wn.2d 238, 242, 803 P.2d 319 (1991) the defendant was sentenced for eight current convictions of burglary. His offender score was "19." Had the guidelines been followed, the defendant's sentence would have been the same as if he had committed fewer crimes. The court held "that an exceptional sentence above the standard Sentencing Reform Act of 1981 range may be justified when a defendant's multiple current convictions, combined with his high offender score, would otherwise result in there being no additional penalty for some of his crimes." Stephens, 116 Wn.2d at 240.