Aggravating and Mitigating Role Adjustments

Aggravating and Mitigating Role Adjustments

(March 2018) The purpose of this primer is to provide a general overview of guideline sections 3B1.1 (Aggravating Role) and 3B1.2 (Mitigating Role), which provide offense level adjustments based on a defendant’s role in the offense. Although this primer identifies some of the issues and cases related to application of these adjustments, it is not intended to be comprehensive or a substitute for independent research.