2008 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL


CHAPTER 5 - PART K - DEPARTURES

3. EARLY DISPOSITION PROGRAMS

Historical Note: Effective October 27, 2003 (see Appendix C, amendment 651).

§5K3.1. Early Disposition Programs (Policy Statement)

Upon motion of the Government, the court may depart downward not more than 4 levels pursuant to an early disposition program authorized by the Attorney General of the United States and the United States Attorney for the district in which the court resides.

Commentary

Background: This policy statement implements the directive to the Commission in section 401(m)(2)(B) of the Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to end the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003 (the “PROTECT Act”, Public Law 108–21).

Historical Note: Effective October 27, 2003 (see Appendix C, amendment 651).