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Threatening or Harassing Communications, Stalking, and Domestic Violence - Offenses Against the Person

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November 1, 2005GUIDELINES MANUAL§2A6.2

§2A5.3. Committing Certain Crimes Aboard Aircraft

(a) Base Offense Level: The offense level applicable to the underlying offense.


Statutory Provision: 49 U.S.C. § 46506 (formerly 49 U.S.C. § 1472(k)(1)).

Application Notes:

1. "Underlying offense" refers to the offense listed in 49 U.S.C. § 46506 of which the defendant is convicted.

2. If the conduct intentionally or recklessly endangered the safety of the aircraft or passengers, an upward departure may be warranted.

Historical Note:: Effective October 15, 1988 (see Appendix C, amendment 65). Amended effective November 1, 1989 (see Appendix C, amendment 98); November 1, 1995 (see Appendix C, amendment 534).

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Historical Note:: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 1997 (see Appendix C, amendment 549).

§2A6.1. Threatening or Harassing Communications

(a) Base Offense Level:

(1) 12; or

(2) 6, if the defendant is convicted of an offense under 47 U.S.C. § 223(a)(1)(C), (D), or (E) that did not involve a threat to injure a person or property.

(b) Specific Offense Characteristics

(1) If the offense involved any conduct evidencing an intent to carry out such threat, increase by 6 levels.

(2) If the offense involved more than two threats, increase by 2 levels.

(3) If the offense involved the violation of a court protection order, increase by 2 levels.

(4) If the offense resulted in (A) substantial disruption of public,

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