Guidelines E-News 2022

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.

2022 – Volume 17

Number Date Topics  
1 February 1, 2022 Revisions to the Guidelines Offense Table
2 June 1, 2022 Revisions to the Sentencing Matrices for Drug and Property Offenses, Effective July 1, 2022; Directions for How to Account for the Revisions to the Guidelines Ranges in MAGS and GLCT
3 October 1, 2022 Revisions to Scoring the Juvenile Record; Offense Type Reclassification for Arson, 1st Degree; Entries for Child Abuse Violations Prior to October 1, 2003
4 November 14, 2022 Revisions to the Guidelines Offense Table; Collection of Worksheets for Reconsiderations/Modifications and Three-Judge Panel Reviews; Definition of Explosives for Purposes of Assigning Weapon Presence Points; Sentencing Guidelines Training Resources