2009 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL


CHAPTER 5 - PART K - DEPARTURES

§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).