Guidelines E-News 2020

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.

2020 – Volume 15

Number Date Topics  
1 February 1, 2020 Revisions to Part A of the Offender Score, New Maryland Sentencing Guidelines Manual (Version 12.0), and Special Considerations for Maryland Automated Guidelines System (MAGS) Users
2 April 1, 2020 Revisions to the Guidelines Offense Table
3 July 1, 2020 Military Adjudications and the Prior Adult Criminal Record; Classification of Conspiracy to Commit a Lawful Act by Unlawful Means; Unique MAGS Entry for CDS Distribution, PWID, Manufacture, Etc. – Fentanyl; Addition of Three Offenses with Maximum Penalty of One Year or Less to the Guidelines Offense Table
4 November 2, 2020 Revisions to the Guidelines Offense Table