A special assessment must be imposed on a convicted defendant in the amount prescribed by statute.
1.This guideline applies only if the defendant is an individual. See §8E1.1 for special assessments applicable to organizations.
2.The following special assessments are provided by statute (18 U.S.C. § 3013):
For Offenses Committed By Individuals On Or After April 24, 1996:
For Offenses Committed By Individuals On Or After November 18, 1988 But Prior To April 24, 1996:
For Offenses Committed By Individuals Prior To November 18, 1988:
3. A special assessment is required by statute for each count of conviction.
Background: Section 3013 of Title 18, United States Code, added by The Victims of Crimes Act of 1984, Pub. L. No. 98-473, Title II, Chap. XIV, requires courts to impose special assessments on convicted defendants for the purpose of funding the Crime Victims Fund established by the same legislation.