2009 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER 5 - PART K - DEPARTURES
2. OTHER GROUNDS FOR DEPARTURE
§5K2.14. Public Welfare (Policy Statement)
If national security, public health, or safety was significantly endangered, the court may depart upward to reflect the nature and circumstances of the offense.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 2004 (see Appendix C, amendment 674).