2007 Federal Sentencing Guidelines
CHAPTER THREE - PART B - GENERAL APPLICATION PRINCIPLES
§3A1.3. Restraint of Victim
If a victim was physically restrained in the course of the offense, increase by 2 levels.
1. "Physically restrained" is defined in the Commentary to §1B1.1 (Application Instructions).
2. Do not apply this adjustment where the offense guideline specifically incorporates this factor, or where the unlawful restraint of a victim is an element of the offense itself (e.g., this adjustment does not apply to offenses covered by §2A4.1 (Kidnapping, Abduction, Unlawful Restraint)).
3. If the restraint was sufficiently egregious, an upward departure may be warranted. See §5K2.4 (Abduction or Unlawful Restraint).