14.22.01.08

.08 Guidelines Scoring.

A. For person offenses, the individual completing the worksheet shall compute an offense score and an offender score for each offense to be sentenced.

B. For drug and property offenses, the individual completing the worksheet shall compute the offender score and shall use the assigned offense seriousness category.

C. Seriousness Category of the Convicted Offense.

(1) Unless placed in a different category or specifically addressed by separate statute, the individual completing the worksheet shall consider a conspiracy, attempt, or solicitation in the same seriousness category as the substantive offense.

(2) Accessoryship.

(a) If the accessory after the fact has a penalty of 5 years or greater under Criminal Law Article, §1-301, Annotated Code of Maryland, a seriousness category V shall be assigned, unless the underlying offense has a seriousness category of less than V, in which case the accessory after the fact shall be assigned the same seriousness category as the underlying offense.

(b) If the accessory after the fact has a penalty of less than 5 years under Criminal Law Article, §1-301, Annotated Code of Maryland, the seriousness category shall be the same category as the underlying offense.

(3) For conspiracy, attempt, solicitation, or accessoryship, the individual completing the worksheet shall specify the substantive illegal activity involved, and the substantive offense’s Annotated Code of Maryland article and section number, if any.

(4) If a Maryland offense has not been assigned a seriousness category and the offense has a maximum penalty of 1 year or less, the offense shall be assigned the lowest seriousness category (VII).

(5) If a Maryland offense has not been assigned a seriousness category and the offense has a maximum penalty greater than 1 year, the individual completing the worksheet shall use the closest analogous offense and the sentencing judge and the parties shall be notified.