2018 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 14 - General Sentencing Provisions
Subtitle 1 - Sentencing
§ 14-102. Sentencing for crimes with minimum and maximum penalties

  • (a) In general. -- Subject to subsection (b) of this section, if a law sets a maximum and a minimum penalty for a crime, the court may impose instead of the minimum penalty a lesser penalty of the same character.

  • (b) Exceptions. -- This section does not affect:

    • (1) a maximum penalty fixed by law; or

    • (2) the punishment for any crime for which the statute provides one and only one penalty.

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