14.22.01.15

.15 Subsequent Offenses.

Enhanced punishment law for subsequent offenders takes precedence over guidelines ranges if not otherwise provided for in these regulations. When the statutory penalty for a drug offense is doubled under Criminal Law Article, §5-905, Annotated Code of Maryland, the guidelines range for that offense is also doubled. The guidelines sentence is determined by doubling the appropriate sentence from the drug offense sentencing matrix except when the mandatory minimum sentence under Criminal Law Article, §5-602, Annotated Code of Maryland, is invoked and takes precedence. If sentencing is pursuant to an enhanced punishment statute, the individual completing the worksheet shall mark the worksheet and specify the statute.