2005 Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Chapter 2 - PART M - OFFENSES INVOLVING NATIONAL DEFENSE AND WEAPONS OF
(a) Base Offense Level:
(1) 43, if the conduct is tantamount
to waging war against the United States;
(2) the offense level applicable to the most analogous offense, otherwise.
Statutory Provision: 18 U.S.C. § 2381.
Background: Treason is a
rarely prosecuted offense that could encompass a relatively broad range of
conduct, including many of the more specific offenses in this Part. The guideline
contemplates imposition of the maximum penalty in the most serious cases, with
reference made to the most analogous offense guideline in lesser cases.
Historical Note: Effective
November 1, 1987.