2008 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER SIX - SENTENCING PROCEDURES, PLEA AGREEMENTS, AND CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 2006 (see Appendix C, amendment 694).
PART A - SENTENCING PROCEDURES
§6A1.1. Presentence Report (Policy Statement)
(a) The probation officer must conduct a presentence investigation and submit a report to the court before it imposes sentence unless—
(1) 18 U.S.C. § 3593(c) or another statute requires otherwise; or
(2) the court finds that the information in the record enables it to meaningfully exercise its sentencing authority under 18 U.S.C. § 3553, and the court explains its finding on the record. Rule 32(c)(1)(A), Fed. R. Crim. P.
(b) The defendant may not waive preparation of the presentence report.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective June 15, 1988 (see Appendix C, amendment 58); November 1, 1989 (see Appendix C, amendment 293); November 1, 1997 (see Appendix C, amendment 574); November 1, 2004 (see Appendix C, amendment 674).