Lack of Guidance as a Youth

Lack of guidance as a youth cannot be a basis for departure from the guidelines range (§5H1.12).

Lesser Harms

A departure provision that, in some situations, allows a reduced sentence in a case in which a defendant commits a crime to avoid a perceived greater harm (§5K2.11).

Local Ordinance Violations

Local ordinance violations (except those that are also violations under state law) are excluded from criminal history calculations (§4A1.2(c)(2)).