Time limits for sentence reductions

 Recent changes in the laws regarding the new Justice Reinvestment Act provide opportunities to seek relief from the court in the form of sentence reductions and more treatment for nonviolent drug offenders.

The heavy burden of mandatory sentences for nonviolent drug offenders might be affected under this new law.

There are time sensitive limitations to file a one time reconsideration  and seek relief from the court under the new act which must be filed this month by September 30.  

For a review of this new law see the link below  from the Maryland Sentencing Commission:

 http://www.msccsp.org/Files/Reports/Enews/ENews12_1.pdf