2009 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER SIX - PART A - SENTENCING PROCEDURES
§6A1.4. Notice of Possible Departure (Policy Statement)
Before the court may depart from the applicable sentencing guideline range on a ground not identified for departure either in the presentence report or in a party’s prehearing submission, the court must give the parties reasonable notice that it is contemplating such a departure. The notice must specify any ground on which the court is contemplating a departure. Rule 32(h), Fed. R. Crim. P.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 2004 (see Appendix C, amendment 674).