The verdict is in.
Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
Chauvin faces 12.5 years or 150 months in prison under the sentencing guidelines for a first-time offender; however, if it is decided that certain aggravating factors existed, the judge could impose a sentence up to the statutory maximum of 40 years.
Aggravating factors include committing a crime in front of a child and using police authority to commit a crime.
Under Minnesota’s determinate sentencing laws, with good behavior, defendants can expect to serve two-thirds of their penalty in prison and the rest on supervised release, or parole.
Sentencing will occur in eight weeks.