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This section covers sentencing regarding the defendant’s abduction or unlawful restraint of another person.
2010 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER FIVE – DETERMINING THE SENTENCE
PART K – DEPARTURES
2. OTHER GROUNDS FOR DEPARTURE
§5K2.4. Abduction or Unlawful Restraint (Policy Statement)
If a person was abducted, taken hostage, or unlawfully restrained to facilitate commission of the offense or to facilitate the escape from the scene of the crime, the court may increase the sentence above the authorized guideline range.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987.
(EFFECTIVE November 1, 2010)
United States Sentencing Commission