2020 Maine Revised Statutes
TITLE 15: COURT PROCEDURE -- CRIMINAL
Part 2: PROCEEDINGS BEFORE TRIAL
Chapter 101: ISSUE OF PROCESS AND ARREST
15 §701. Criminal prosecutions by indictment; excepted cases

Universal Citation: 15 ME Rev Stat § 701 (2020)

§701. Criminal prosecutions by indictment; excepted cases

No person shall be held to answer in any court for an alleged offense, unless on an indictment found by a grand jury, except for contempt of court and in the following cases:  

1.  Use of charging instrument other than an indictment.  When a prosecution utilizing a charging instrument other than an indictment is expressly authorized by rule of court; or  

[PL 1997, c. 4, §1 (RPR).]

2.  District Courts and courts martial.  In proceedings before the District Court, the District Court acting as a juvenile court and courts martial.  

SECTION HISTORY

PL 1971, c. 544, §49 (AMD). PL 1979, c. 663, §94 (AMD). PL 1997, c. 4, §1 (AMD).

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