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).
§5K2.22. Specific Offender Characteristics as Grounds for Downward Departure in Child Crimes and Sexual Offenses (Policy Statement)
In sentencing a defendant convicted of an offense involving a minor victim under section 1201, an offense under section 1591, or an offense under chapter 71, 109A, 110, or 117, of title 18, United States Code:
(1) Age may be a reason to depart downward only if and to the extent permitted by §5H1.1.
(2) An extraordinary physical impairment may be a reason to depart downward only if and to the extent permitted by §5H1.4.
(3) Drug, alcohol, or gambling dependence or abuse is not a reason to depart downward.