The Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy (MSCCSP) was created to support fair and proportional sentencing policy, increase equity in criminal sentencing practice, and to promote increased visibility and aid public understanding of the sentencing process. The MSCCSP is responsible for oversight of the state's voluntary sentencing guidelines, collecting sentencing guidelines worksheets, maintaining the sentencing guidelines database, monitoring circuit court sentencing practice, adopting changes to the guidelines consistent with legislative intent when necessary, and providing training and orientation to criminal justice practitioners who apply the sentencing guidelines.


April 1, 2016

The Harford County Circuit Court began utilization of the Maryland Automated Guidelines System (MAGS) for submission of sentencing guidelines worksheets for cases sentenced on or after April 1, 2016.  For more information on the MAGS application, please visit the MAGS page of the MSCCSP website.