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Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist
The following is a copy of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. This section covers obstructing correspondence.
§2H3.3. Obstructing Correspondence
(a)Base Offense Level:
(2)if the conduct was theft or destruction of mail, apply §2B1.1 (Theft, Property Destruction, and Fraud).
Statutory Provisions: 18 U.S.C. § 1702. For additional statutory provision(s), see Appendix A (Statutory Index).
Background. The statutory provision covered by this guideline is sometimes used to prosecute offenses more accurately described as theft or destruction of mail. In such cases, §2B1.1 (Theft, Property Destruction, and Fraud) is to be applied.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 1990 (see Appendix C, amendment 313); November 1, 2001 (see Appendix C, amendment 617).
(EFFECTIVE November 1, 2010)
United States Sentencing Commission