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Expungement & Shielding Clinic Next Week!

CaptureThe Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and the Anne Arundel Pro Bono Committee are sponsoring a FREE Expungement and Shielding Clinic next week at the Glen Burnie Regional Library. No registration is required. The volunteer attorneys will provide FREE legal assistance and information concerning the expungement or shielding of criminal records.

When? Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Where? Glen Burnie Regional Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, Maryland

For more information about the FREE clinic, please contact the Law Library at (410) 222-1387. You can also reach us via email at or via fax at (410) 268-9762.

To learn more about expungement and expungement resources, check out these articles on the Maryland People’s Law Library, our wiki page and our past blog posts! In addition, the Maryland Courts website includes information on how to expunge your records.

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Maryland Sentencing Guidelines Calculator

In the most recent edition of  the Guidelines E-News (Vol9 No2-June 2014)  the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy announced the availability of an online Sentencing Guidelines Calculator Tool.

The Maryland Automated Guidelines System (MAGS) designed by the Commission is now in use in the Montgomery County Circuit Court and the Calvert County Circuit Court.  The calculator is now available to anyone who would like to use it.

The newsletter provides detailed instructions in its use.  Access is provided on the Commission’s website through the Quick Links list on the left-hand side of the page:


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Maryland Sentencing Guidelines Revised

The most recent issue (Vol. 7, No. 1) of the Guidelines E-News published by the  Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy reports on the revised Guidelines Offense Table, Appendix A of the Maryland Sentencing Guidelines Manual.  The revisions contain two new offenses added to the table as a result of legislation from the 2011 Session regarding manslaughter and weapon crimes.  These offenses are in addition to the five offenses added in November.

The Maryland Sentencing Guidelines are also available in COMAR at 14.22.01 -.02.