News and Information


Guidelines E-News is a periodic newsletter delivered 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 provides useful information on worksheet completion and submission.

E-News 2022, Volume 17

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1 February 1, 2022 Revisions to the Guidelines Offense Table



News Releases – 2022

  • March 16, 2022: Pending revisions to the sentencing matrices for drug and property offenses will be adopted effective July 1, 2022. Click HERE for more details regarding the pending revisions. 
  • January 31, 2022: The MSCCSP released its 2021 annual report. The annual report reviews the activities of the Commission over the past year and provides an overview of circuit court sentencing practices for fiscal year 2021.
  • January 28, 2022: Proposed amendments to the sentencing matrices for drug and property offenses were published in the January 28, 2022, issue of the Maryland Register (Volume 49, Issue 3). Public comments on the proposed amendments will be accepted through February 28, 2022.