2016 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 4 - Weapon Crimes
Subtitle 2 - Handguns
§ 4-205. Other limitations on sentencing

MD Crim Law Code § 4-205 (2016) What's This?

(a) Reduction or suspension of mandatory minimum sentence. -- Notwithstanding § 14-102 of this article or any other provision of law, except with respect to a sentence prescribed in § 4-203(c)(2) of this subtitle, a court may not:

(1) enter a judgment for less than the mandatory minimum sentence prescribed in § 4-203 or § 4-204 of this subtitle in a case in which a mandatory minimum sentence is specified under § 4-203 or § 4-204 of this subtitle; or

(2) suspend a mandatory minimum sentence prescribed in § 4-203 or § 4-204 of this subtitle.

(b) Probation. -- Notwithstanding § 14-102 of this article or any other provision of law:

(1) except with respect to a sentence prescribed in § 4-203(c)(2) of this subtitle for wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun other than on public school property, a court may not order probation before judgment in a case arising under this subtitle; and

(2) except with respect to a sentence prescribed in § 4-203(c)(2) of this subtitle, a court may not order probation with respect to a case arising under § 4-203 or § 4-204 of this subtitle that would have the effect of reducing the actual period of imprisonment prescribed in § 4-203 or § 4-204 of this subtitle as a mandatory minimum sentence.

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