2005 Federal Sentencing Guidelines
CHAPTER FIVE - PART K - DEPARTURES
2. OTHER GROUNDS FOR DEPARTURE
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 1990 (see Appendix C, amendment 358).
§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.