2009 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER EIGHT - PART C - FINES
3. IMPLEMENTING THE SENTENCE OF A FINE
§8C3.1. Imposing a Fine
(a) Except to the extent restricted by the maximum fine authorized by statute or any minimum fine required by statute, the fine or fine range shall be that determined under §8C1.1 (Determining the Fine - Criminal Purpose Organizations); §8C2.7 (Guideline Fine Range - Organizations) and §8C2.9 (Disgorgement); or §8C2.10 (Determining the Fine for Other Counts), as appropriate.
(b) Where the minimum guideline fine is greater than the maximum fine authorized by statute, the maximum fine authorized by statute shall be the guideline fine.
(c) Where the maximum guideline fine is less than a minimum fine required by statute, the minimum fine required by statute shall be the guideline fine.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1991 (see Appendix C, amendment 422).