2011 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER FIVE - DETERMINING THE SENTENCE
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).