Maryland Sentencing Guidelines effective July 1, 2018

From the website of the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy:

The MSCCSP released Version 10.0 of the Maryland Sentencing Guidelines Manual (MSGM). MSGM 10.0 includes revisions to the juvenile delinquency scoring component of the offender score approved by the MSCCSP and adopted in COMAR effective July 1, 2018. For additional details on the juvenile delinquency score revisions, see the June 2018 edition of the Guidelines E-News. In addition to the juvenile delinquency score revisions, the new manual includes updated sample cases, an updated offense table (Appendix A), and a revision to one of the victim information items that involves changing “Victim Non-participation” to “Victim participation” following feedback from practitioners to phrase the item in the affirmative. Finally, the updated offense table reflects minor edits and the addition of a previously unclassified offense (EC, § 10-439–Purchase, sell, transfer, or obtain stem cell material donated in accordance with EC, § 10-438 for financial gain or advantage).

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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.