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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 4. Criminal Causes
Chapter 300. Trial and Sentencing
MD Rules, Rule 4-341
Before imposing a sentence, the court in accordance with Code, Correctional Services Article, § 6-112 (c) and Code, Criminal Procedure Article, § 11-727 shall, and in other cases may, order a presentence investigation and report. A copy of the report, including any recommendation to the court, shall be mailed or otherwise delivered to the defendant or counsel and to the State's Attorney in sufficient time before sentencing to afford a reasonable opportunity for the parties to investigate the information in the report. Except for any portion of a presentence report that is admitted into evidence, the report, including any recommendation to the court, is not a public record and shall be kept confidential as provided in Code, Correctional Services Article, § 6-112.
Cross reference: As to mandatory presentence investigations, see Sucik v. State, 344 Md. 611 (1997). As to victim impact statements in presentence reports, see Ware v. State, 348 Md. 19 (1997). As to the confidentiality and availability of presentence reports, see Haynes v. State, 19 Md. App. 428 (1973).
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule 771 and M.D.R. 771.


[Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984. Amended July 27, 1987, eff. Aug. 17, 1987; June 8, 1998, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; May 9, 2000, eff. July 1, 2000; Oct. 31, 2002, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; Dec. 4, 2007, eff. Jan. 1, 2008.]
MD Rules, Rule 4-341, MD R CR Rule 4-341
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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