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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 4. Criminal Causes
Chapter 300. Trial and Sentencing
Effective: July 1, 2021
MD Rules, Rule 4-351
(a) Content. When a person is convicted of an offense and sentenced to imprisonment, the clerk shall deliver or transmit to the officer into whose custody the defendant has been placed a commitment record containing:
(1) The name and date of birth of the defendant;
(2) The docket reference of the action and the name of the sentencing judge;
(3) The offense and each count for which the defendant was sentenced;
(4) The sentence for each count, the date the sentence was imposed, the date from which the sentence runs, and any credit allowed to the defendant by law;
(5) A statement whether sentences are to run concurrently or consecutively and, if consecutively, when each term is to begin with reference to termination of the preceding term or to any other outstanding or unserved sentence;
(6) the details or a copy of any order or judgment of restitution; and
(7) the details or a copy of any request for victim notification.
Cross reference: See Code, Criminal Procedure Article, § 6-216 (c) concerning Maryland Sentencing Guidelines Worksheets prepared by a court. See Code, Criminal Procedure Article, § 11-104 (g) for notification procedures for victims. See Code, Criminal Procedure Article, § 11-607 for procedures concerning compliance with restitution judgments.
(b) Effect of Error. An omission or error in the commitment record or other failure to comply with this Rule does not invalidate imprisonment after conviction. The commitment record may be corrected at any time upon motion, or, after notice to the parties and an opportunity to object, on the Court's own initiative.
Cross-reference: See Bratt v. State, 468 Md. 481 (2020) for a discussion of the Court's power to correct the commitment record after sentencing.
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule 777 and M.D.R. 777.


[Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984. Amended Jan. 20, 1999, eff. July 1, 1999; Jan. 8, 2002, eff. Feb. 1, 2002; Oct. 31, 2002, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; Sept. 10, 2009, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; Oct. 10, 2018, eff. Jan. 1, 2019; March 30, 2021, eff. July 1, 2021.]
MD Rules, Rule 4-351, MD R CR Rule 4-351
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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