2007 Federal Sentencing Guidelines
CHAPTER FIVE - PART K - DEPARTURES
2. OTHER GROUNDS FOR DEPARTURE
§5K2.14. Public Welfare (Policy Statement)
If national security, public health, or safety was significantly
endangered, the court may depart upward to reflect the nature and
circumstances of the offense.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective
November 1, 2004 (see Appendix C, amendment 674).