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).