2005 Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Chapter 2 - PART
J - OFFENSES INVOLVING THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
(a) Base Offense Level: 6
(b) Specific Offense Characteristic
(1) If the impersonation was committed for the purpose of conducting an
unlawful arrest, detention, or search, increase by 6 levels.
(c) Cross Reference
(1) If the impersonation was to facilitate another offense, apply the guideline
for an attempt to commit that offense, if the resulting offense level is
greater than the offense level determined above.
Statutory Provisions: 18
U.S.C. §§ 912, 913.
Background: This section
applies to impersonation of a federal officer, agent, or employee; and impersonation
to conduct an unlawful search or arrest.
Historical Note: Effective
November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 1989 (see Appendix
C, amendment 176).