Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 506

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
When a forfeiture is recoverable in a civil action, such action shall be brought in the county in which the offense was committed unless a different provision is made by statute. If on trial it does not appear that such offense was committed in the county where the action was brought, the verdict shall be in favor of the defendant.