Guidelines E-News 2023

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.

2023 – Volume 18

Number Date Topics  
1 February 1, 2023 Revisions to the Definition of a Single Criminal Event, Effective February 1, 2023; Impact of Recent Cannabis Penalty Changes; Crimes of Violence Data Dashboard; Sentencing Guidelines Training Resources
2 April 1, 2023 Impact of Recent Cannabis Penalty Legislation on Regulations, Guidelines Offense Table, Maryland State Guidelines Manual, and Prior Adult Criminal Record; Removal of an Alert Message in MAGS
3 July 1, 2023 New Cannabis Cultivation Offense Added to the Guidelines Offense Table; Impact of Recent Cannabis Legislation on the Juvenile Delinquency and Prior Adult Criminal Records
4 November 13, 2023 Revisions to the Guidelines Offense Table