Sections
Chapter 501 Trustee Process 2601 – 3105
Chapter 502 Enforcement of Money Judgments 3120 – 3138
Chapter 502-A Enforcement of Fines Owed to the State 3141 – 3147
Chapter 504 Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act 3571 – 3582
Chapter 505 Arrests 3701 – 4052
Chapter 507 Attachments 4101 – 4613
Chapter 509 Executions 4651 – 5006

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 14 > Part 5 - Provisional Remedies; Security

  • Ability to pay: means that the resources of the defendant and his dependents, including all available income and resources, are sufficient to provide the defendant and his dependents with a reasonable subsistence compatible with health and decency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 3141
  • accumulated contributions: includes as much of the employer's contribution in the Retirement Allowance Fund as is needed to reach 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Actuarial equivalent: means an amount of equal value when computed at an interest rate contained in actuarial assumptions adopted by the board and upon the basis of mortality and service tables adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Actuary: means the individual or the organization designated by the board to be the technical advisor to the board under section 17107. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Administrative adjustment request: means an administrative adjustment request filed by a partnership pursuant to the Code, Section 6227. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 5195
  • Adoptee: means a person who will be or who has been adopted, regardless of whether the person is a child or an adult. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 9-102
  • Adult: means a person who is 18 years of age or older. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 9-102
  • Affidavit warrant: means a warrant issued in response to a properly sworn charging instrument or affidavit, or both, based on probable cause to believe that an individual has committed a crime. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agent: means an individual:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Agent: means any person who sells or distributes potatoes or rotation crops in commerce for or on behalf of producers or others and whose operations may include the planting, cultivating, harvesting, grading, packing and furnishing containers, supplies or other services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Aggrieved person: means any person who bids on a contract or grant and who is adversely affected, financially, professionally or personally, by that contract or grant award decision. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1825-A
  • Agreement: means a contract between the department and a private entity to create a public-private partnership that allows for private sector participation in the financing, development, operation, management, ownership, leasing or maintenance of a transportation facility and that sets forth rights and obligations of the department and the private entity in that partnership. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 4251
  • Alias name: means an alternative name, a pseudonym or a placeholder name. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Alternate payee: means a spouse, former spouse, child or other dependent of a member or retiree who is recognized by a domestic relations order as having a right to receive all or a portion of the benefits payable by the retirement system with respect to that member or retiree. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Alternative name: means a name used by an individual instead of or in addition to the individual's legal name. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • ambulatory surgical facility: means a facility with a primary purpose of providing elective surgical care to a patient who is admitted to and discharged from the facility within the same day. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1812-E
  • an event the result of which is determined by chance: includes but is not limited to a shuffle of a deck or decks of cards, a roll of a die or dice or a random drawing or generation of an object or objects that may include, but are not limited to, a card or cards, a die or dice, a number or numbers or simulations of any of these. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 952
  • Anatomical gift: means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purposes of transplantation, therapy, research or education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Annual base compensation: means a member's gross compensation, based upon amounts reported by the member's employer on the member's previous year's federal wage and tax statement, that is used the first day of each April for setting the amount of coverage prior to retirement for participants in the group life insurance program administered by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Appeals board: means the State Civil Service Appeals Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 7032
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: means any person applying for a license under this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Approved equal: means any goods or service other than specified in the bid proposal that in the opinion of the State Purchasing Agent is equivalent in character, quality and performance to the goods or service specified in the bid proposal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1825-A
  • armor-piercing ammunition: means a projectile or projectile core that may be used in a handgun and that is constructed entirely, excluding the presence of traces of other substances, from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, beryllium copper or depleted uranium, including but not limited to ammunition commonly known as KTW ammunition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 1056
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assigned justice or judge: means the Justice or Active Retired Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, the Justice or Active Retired Justice of the Superior Court or the judge authorized to sit in the Superior Court on post-conviction review cases who is assigned the post-conviction review proceeding when a special assignment has been made. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2121
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • auction: means the offering of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, equines, domesticated cervids, poultry and other animals raised for food or fiber for sale by means of exchanges between an auctioneer and bidders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1452
  • Audited partnership: means a partnership subject to a partnership-level audit resulting in a federal adjustment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 5195
  • Authorized agent: means employees of the department, veterinarians licensed by the State to practice veterinary medicine while performing official duties for the department, employees of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, or other persons designated by the commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1751
  • Average final compensation: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Baitfish: means only those species in the following list:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Baitfish trap: means a device used to take baitfish fitted with rigid entrance or exit holes and having a volume no greater than 50 cubic feet. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • Ballot question committee: means a person required to register as a ballot question committee under section 1056-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Barrier: means any wire, cable, cable wire, chain link, lumber, gate or other similar device placed or erected across a town way for the purpose of barring access to that way. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 3271
  • Bench warrant: means an arrest warrant issued by an authorized judicial officer that directs a law enforcement officer to seize or detain an individual and includes the following types of arrest warrants:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Beneficiary: means a person or persons designated by a member to receive a benefit under this Part or a person otherwise entitled to receive a benefit under this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Benefit: means any payment made, or required to be made, to a beneficiary under chapter 423, subchapter V or chapter 425, subchapter V. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Block: means an area defined as a block in the United States Census for 1990. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1202
  • Block group: means an area comprising all of the blocks within a tract or BNA whose census data labels begin with the same digit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1202
  • BNA: means that area composed of blocks or block groups that is defined as a block numbering area in the United States Census for 1990. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1202
  • Board: means the board of trustees, established under section 12004?F, subsection 9, to administer the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Bookmaking: means advancing gambling activity by unlawfully accepting bets from members of the public as a business, rather than in a casual or personal fashion, upon the outcomes of future contingent events. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 952
  • Broker: means any person engaged in the business of negotiating sales of potatoes in commerce for or on behalf of the seller or the purchaser, respectively. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Bureau: means the Office of MaineCare Services with respect to section 7703 and section 1828. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Business day: means any day of the calendar year other than a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Candidate: means any person who has filed a petition under either sections 335 and 336 or sections 354 and 355 and has qualified as a candidate by either procedure, or any person who has received contributions or made expenditures or has given consent for any other person to receive contributions or make expenditures with the intent of qualifying as a candidate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Census unit: means a block, block group, BNA or tract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1202
  • Central voter registration system: means a single electronic information system and database for voter registration information maintained by the Secretary of State and used by all municipal jurisdictions in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Certified candidate: means a candidate running for Governor, State Senator or State Representative who chooses to participate in the Maine Clean Election Act and who is certified as a Maine Clean Election Act candidate under section 1125, subsection 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1122
  • Cervid: means a member of the cervidae family and hybrids, including deer, elk, caribou, reindeer and related species, specified by the commissioner by rule with the written concurrence of the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1333
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Chief Medical Examiner: means the Office of Chief Medical Examiner within the Office of the Attorney General. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Child: means any natural or legally adopted, born or unborn, progeny of a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Child: means a person who is under 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 9-102
  • Circulate: means the presenting of a petition to a voter with an accompanying request that the voter sign it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Claim: includes a claim against an individual or conservatorship estate, whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 5-102
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and amendments to that Code as of December 31, 2019. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 111
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • CODIS: means the Federal Bureau of Investigation's national DNA identification index system that allows for storage and exchange of DNA records submitted by state and local forensic DNA laboratories and is derived from the Combined DNA Index System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2136
  • Commercial large game shooting area: means an enclosed area in which large game are kept and a fee is charged to pursue and kill or pursue and attempt to kill large game. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Commission: means the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices established by Title 5, section 12004?G, subsection 33. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1122
  • Commissioner: shall mean the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1751
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 4203
  • Common disaster: A sudden and extraordinary misfortune that brings about the simultaneous or near-simultaneous deaths of two or more associated persons, such as husband and wife.
  • Communication common carrier: means any telephone or telegraph company. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Competitive bidding: means the transmission of a written proposal or invitation to bid to at least 3 responsible suppliers that is to be replied to at a stated time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1825-A
  • Composite return: means a Maine income tax return filed by a partnership or pass-through entity on behalf of some or all of its partners, beneficiaries or shareholders under rules adopted by the assessor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 5195
  • Confidential information: means information deemed confidential by chapters 958-A and 1071, and sections 7703 and 1828. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Contempt warrant: means a bench warrant issued by a judicial order:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Contents: when used with respect to any wire or oral communication, means any information concerning the identity of the parties to such communication or the existence, contents, substance, purport or meaning of that communication. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Contest of chance: means any game, contest, scheme or device in which:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 952
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Cooperative agreement: means an agreement that names the parties to the agreement and describes the nature and scope of the cooperation for:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1843
  • Corporate partner: means a partner that is subject to tax pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 5195
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Covered entity: means a hospital or health care provider. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1843
  • Creditable service: means a person's membership service, the person's prior service and service for which credit is allowable under sections 17755 and 17756; section 17760, subsection 3; section 18258; sections 18355 and 18356; and section 18360, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Crime lab: means the Maine State Police Crime Laboratory located in Augusta. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2136
  • Criminal judgment: means a judgment of conviction of a crime, the orders of adjudication and disposition in a juvenile case and a judgment of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2121
  • Crossbow: means a device for propelling an arrow or bolt by means of traverse limbs and a string, mounted on a stock and having a working mechanical trigger safety device and a minimum draw weight of 100 pounds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Dealer: means any person engaged in the business of buying or selling potatoes or rotation crops in wholesale or jobbing quantities in commerce and includes:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Debtor: means an individual debtor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 4421
  • Decedent: includes a stillborn infant and, subject to restrictions imposed by law other than this chapter, a fetus. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Department: means any department, commission, institution or agency of State Government including the Maine Community College System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Department: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 18-C Sec. 9-102
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 4203
  • Dependent: includes a spouse, whether or not actually dependent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 4421
  • Dependent child: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Designated beneficiary: means the beneficiary designated under section 17952. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17951
  • Direct partner: means a partner that holds an interest directly in a partnership or pass-through entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 5195
  • Director: means the Director of Human Resources. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 7032
  • Director: means the Director of the Office of Child and Family Services with respect to confidential information derived from chapters 958-A and 1071, and the Director of the Office of MaineCare Services or the Director of the Office of Child and Family Services with respect to confidential information derived from section 7703 and the Director of the Office of MaineCare Services with respect to confidential information derived from section 1828. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • disabled: means mentally or physically incapacitated:   [PL 1985, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17901
  • Disabled: means that the member is mentally or physically incapacitated under the following conditions:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17921
  • Disinterested witness: means a witness other than the spouse, registered domestic partner, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent or guardian of the individual who makes, amends, revokes or refuses to make an anatomical gift, or another adult who exhibited special care and concern for the individual and who is familiar with the individual's personal values. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • DNA: means deoxyribonucleic acid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2136
  • DNA analysis: means DNA typing tests that derive identification information specific to a person from that person's DNA. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2136
  • DNA record: means DNA identification information obtained from DNA analysis and stored in the state DNA data base or CODIS. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2136
  • DNA sample: means a blood sample provided by a person convicted of one of the offenses listed in this chapter or submitted to the crime lab for analysis pursuant to a criminal investigation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 2136
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Document of gift: means a donor card, advance directive or other record used to make an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Domestic animals: means cattle, equines, goats, sheep, swine, cats, dogs, domesticated cervids or other domesticated animals; large game as defined in section 1341, subsection 5; and poultry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1751
  • Domestic partner: means the partner of a voter who:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Domestic relations order: means a judgment, decree or order, including approval of a property settlement agreement, that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Domesticated bison: means the genus and species Bison bison. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Domesticated boar: means a member of a species of Sus scrofa commonly known as the Eurasian boar or Wild Russian boar. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1341
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Donor registry: means the Maine Organ Donor Registry maintained under Title 29-A, section 1402-A as well as any other electronic database that identifies donors and complies with section 2958. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Dower: A widow
  • Earnable compensation: includes :  
    (1) Workers' compensation benefits;  
    (2) Maintenance, if any;  
    (3) Any money paid by an employer to a 3rd party under a tax sheltered annuity contract or a deferred compensation plan for the future benefit of an employee provided that the money is not derived from amounts excluded from earnable compensation by paragraph B; and  
    (4) Pick-up contributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Election cycle: means the period beginning on the day after the general election for any state, county or municipal office and ending on the day of the next general election for that office. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1122
  • Election official: means a warden, ward clerk, deputy warden or election clerk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Election year: means the calendar year within which a particular election is held. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Electoral division: means an area set off for election purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Emergency medical service: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8102
  • Employee: means any person holding a position subject to appointment by an appointing authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 7032
  • Employee: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Employment position: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17921
  • Engages a prostitute: means providing or agreeing to provide, either to the person whose prostitution is sought or to a 3rd person, pecuniary benefit in return for a sexual act or sexual contact as those terms are defined in section 251;  
  • [PL 1995, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 851
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • equipment: as used in this chapter mean any and all services, articles or things that are used by or furnished to the State or any department or agency thereof, and any and all printing, binding, publication of laws, journals and reports. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1812
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Executive body: means the official or body of officials who, in their official capacity, have the general powers and duties of administering, supervising and managing the affairs of an organization or governmental unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Exempt partner: means a partner that is subject to the tax imposed by Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 5195
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Eye bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage or distribution of human eyes or portions of human eyes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Federal adjustment: means an adjustment to an item or amount determined under the Code that affects the computation of a taxpayer's Maine tax liability resulting from a partnership-level audit or other action by the IRS or an amended federal return, refund claim or administrative adjustment request filed by a taxpayer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 5195
  • Federal adjustments report: means a method or form required by the assessor for use by a taxpayer to report final federal adjustments, including an amended tax return and an information return. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 5195
  • Federal partnership representative: means the person designated by a partnership or appointed by the IRS to act on behalf of a partnership pursuant to the Code, Section 6223(a) for the reviewed year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 5195
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Final federal adjustment: means a federal adjustment for which the final determination date has passed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 5195
  • fine: includes any surcharge or assessment required by law to be imposed as all or part of a sentence for a criminal conviction and any other costs or other fees the court assesses or imposes against a defendant in any civil or criminal adjudication, including appointed counsel fees and restitution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 3141
  • Firearm: means any instrument used in the propulsion of pellets, shot, shells or bullets by action of gunpowder, compressed air or gas exploded or released within it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Fish: means a cold-blooded, completely aquatic vertebrate characteristically having gills, fins and an elongated streamlined body usually covered with scales and includes any physical part of a fish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Fly: means a single, pointed hook dressed with feathers, hair, thread, tinsel or any similar material to which no additional hook, spinner, spoon or similar device is added. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Fly-fishing: means casting upon water and retrieving in a manner in which the weight of the fly line propels the fly. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • fresh pursuit: as used in this chapter includes fresh pursuit as defined by the common law, and the pursuit of a person who has committed a crime punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment equal to or exceeding one year, who is reasonably suspected of having committed such a crime or who is reasonably suspected of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 152
  • FTA warrant: means a bench warrant issued for failure of an individual to appear in court as required by a criminal summons or other court order requiring an individual to appear for a court hearing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • FTP warrant: means a bench warrant issued for failure of an individual to pay a fine, as described in Title 14, section 3141, as ordered by the issuing court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Full-time student: means a person who meets the requirements for a full-time student set out in rules adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Fund: means the Maine Clean Election Fund established in section 1124. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1122
  • Gambling device: means any device, machine, paraphernalia or equipment that is used or usable in the playing phases of any gambling activity, whether that activity consists of gambling between persons or gambling by a person involving the playing of a machine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 952
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • General election: means the regular election of state and county officials occurring biennially in November. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 1
  • Governmental entity: means and includes the State and political subdivisions as defined in subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 8102
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantee: means the person to whom a freehold estate or interest in land is conveyed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Guardian: means a person appointed by a court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health and welfare of an individual. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Health care provider: means a licensed community mental health services provider, a physician licensed under Title 32, chapter 36 or 48 and operating in this State or a corporation or business entity engaged primarily in the provision of physician health care services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1843
  • Hearing officer: means presiding officer, judge, board chairman, arbitrator or any other person deemed responsible for conducting a proceeding or hearing subject to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Hospital: means a facility licensed as a hospital under Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Hospital: means :