Guidelines E-News 2017

Guidelines E-News is a periodic report delivered electronically via email by the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy. Guidelines E-News provides information on the system of voluntary guidelines for the State’s circuit courts and highlights changes to the guidelines. It also reports on sentencing trends using data from the sentencing guidelines worksheets and provides useful information on worksheet submission.

2017 – Volume 12

Number Date Topics  
1 September 1, 2017 Revisions to the Maryland Sentencing Guidelines Corresponding to the Justice Reinvestment Act (JRA), Effective October 1, 2017
2 October 1, 2017 Implementation of JRA-related penalty revisions; Updated definition of corrections options definition to include sentences for drug possession with required substance abuse treatment as guidelines-compliant; Revised language regarding the court’s sentencing guidelines worksheet review; Release of MSGM Version 9.0.
3 December 1, 2017 Revisions to the Guidelines Offense Table, Effective December 1, 2017