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:
Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 701
- Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
- Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
- Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.