2012 GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER TWO - OFFENSE CONDUCT
PART J - OFFENSES INVOLVING THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
(a) Base Offense Level: 6
(b) Specific Offense Characteristic
(1) If the impersonation was committed for the purpose of conducting an unlawful arrest, detention, or search, increase by 6 levels.
(c) Cross Reference
(1) If the impersonation was to facilitate another offense, apply the guideline for an attempt to commit that offense, if the resulting offense level is greater than the offense level determined above.
Statutory Provisions: 18 U.S.C. §§ 912, 913.
Background: This section applies to impersonation of a federal officer, agent, or employee; and impersonation to conduct an unlawful search or arrest.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 1989 (see Appendix C, amendment 176).