2008 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL


CHAPTER 5 - PART K - DEPARTURES

§5K2.23. Discharged Terms of Imprisonment (Policy Statement)

A downward departure may be appropriate if the defendant (1) has completed serving a term of imprisonment; and (2) subsection (b) of §5G1.3 (Imposition of a Sentence on a Defendant Subject to Undischarged Term of Imprisonment) would have provided an adjustment had that completed term of imprisonment been undischarged at the time of sentencing for the instant offense. Any such departure should be fashioned to achieve a reasonable punishment for the instant offense.

Historical Note: Effective November 1, 2003 (see Appendix C, amendment 660). Amended effective November 1, 2004 (see Appendix C, amendment 674).