Any person arrested in this State charged with having committed any crime in another state or alleged to have escaped from confinement, or broken the terms of his bail, probation or parole may waive the issuance and service of the warrant provided for in sections 207 and 208 and all other procedure incidental to extradition proceedings, by executing or subscribing in the presence of a judge of any court of record within this State a writing which states that he consents to return to the demanding state. Before such waiver shall be executed or subscribed by such person, it shall be the duty of such judge to inform such person of his rights to await the issuance and service of a warrant of extradition and to contest extradition following issuance of the warrant of the Governor as provided for in section 210. Following waiver of extradition, the person shall be placed in custody without bail to await delivery to the agent of the demanding state. The agent of the demanding state need not be present at the waiver. [1979, c. 701, §10 (AMD).]

If and when such consent has been duly executed, it shall forthwith be forwarded to the office of the Governor of this State and filed therein. The judge shall direct the officer having such person in custody to deliver forthwith such person to the duly accredited agent or agents of the demanding state, and shall deliver or cause to be delivered to such agent or agents a copy of such consent. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to limit the rights of the accused person to return voluntarily and without formality to the demanding state, nor shall this waiver procedure be deemed to be an exclusive procedure or to limit the powers, rights or duties of the officers of the demanding state or of this State.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a law enforcement agency in this State holding a person who is alleged to have broken the terms of his probation, parole, bail or any other release in the demanding state, shall immediately deliver the person to the duly authorized agent of the demanding state without the requirement of a Governor’s warrant, if all of the following apply: [1983, c. 843, §12 (NEW).]

1. Waiver.  The person has signed a prior waiver of extradition as a term of his current probation, parole, bail or other release in the demanding state; and
[ 1983, c. 843, §12 (NEW) .]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 226

  • 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.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Governor: includes any person performing the functions of Governor by authority of the law of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
2. Authenticated copy.  The law enforcement agency holding the person has received an authenticated copy of the prior waiver of extradition signed by the person and photographs or fingerprints or other evidence properly identifying the person as the person who signed the waiver.
[ 1983, c. 843, §12 (NEW) .]


1979, c. 701, §10 (AMD). 1983, c. 843, §12 (AMD).