Guidelines E-News 2021

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.

2021 – Volume 16

Number Date Topics  
1 February 1, 2021 Clarified Instructions for Scoring Special Victim Vulnerability; Sentencing Guidelines Training
2 April 1, 2021 Changes to Guidelines-Compliant Binding Pleas; New Maryland Sentencing Guidelines Manual (Version 13.0); Sentencing Guidelines Training Resources
3 October 1, 2021 Clarified Instructions for Scoring Victim Injury in Cases Involving Child Pornography; Sentencing Guidelines Training
4 November 15, 2021 Revisions to the Guidelines Offense Table