2005 Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Chapter 8 - PART A - GENERAL APPLICATION PRINCIPLES
§8A1.1. Applicability of Chapter
This chapter applies to the sentencing of all organizations for felony and
Class A misdemeanor offenses.
1. "Organization" means "a person other than an individual." 18 U.S.C. § 18.
The term includes corporations, partnerships, associations, joint-stock companies,
unions, trusts, pension funds, unincorporated organizations, governments and
political subdivisions thereof, and non-profit organizations.
2. The fine guidelines in §§8C2.2 through 8C2.9 apply only to specified
types of offenses. The other provisions of this chapter apply to the sentencing
of all organizations for all felony and Class A misdemeanor offenses. For example,
the restitution and probation provisions in Parts B and D of this chapter apply
to the sentencing of an organization, even if the fine guidelines in §§8C2.2
through 8C2.9 do not apply.
Historical Note: Effective
November 1, 1991 (see Appendix
C, amendment 422).