Sections
Chapter 1 Jurisdiction and Venue 1 – 8
Chapter 3 Search Warrants 55 – 56
Chapter 5 Mental Responsibility for Criminal Conduct 101-C – 108
Chapter 7 Fresh Pursuit 151 – 155
Chapter 9 Criminal Extradition 201 – 229
Chapter 11 Security to Keep the Peace 281 – 292
Chapter 12-A Crimes Between Family Members 321
Chapter 15 Possession of Firearms by Prohibited Persons 393
Chapter 17 Miscellaneous Provisions 454 – 457

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 15 > Part 1

  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Alien: means a person who is not a citizen of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alternative working hours employment: means employment in the classified or unclassified service capable of being filled through flexible hours, job-sharing or part-time employment, as defined in subsections 2, 3 and 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4832
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Application: means a request, by any person specified in section 223, to the Governor of this State to make a requisition to the executive authority of another state for the extradition of a fugitive from justice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4861
  • Authority: means the Maine State Housing Authority established pursuant to section 4722. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Bonds: means any bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures or other obligations issued by an authority under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Bulk milk hauler and sampler: means a person who collects samples and transports raw milk from a farm or raw milk products to or from a farm, milk plant, receiving station or transfer station and has in that person's possession a permit from any state to sample such products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Medical Services with respect to section 7703 and section 1828. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Child care: means a regular service of care and education provided for compensation for any part of a day less than 24 hours to a child or children under 16 years of age whose parents work outside the home, attend an educational program or are otherwise unable to care for their children. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • Child or children: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • 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 of conduct: means the state purchasing code of conduct that follows the principles set out in section 1825-L. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12156
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission established pursuant to Title 35-A, section 103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Commission: means the Maine Milk Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or the commissioner's duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4981
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • 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
  • Conflicting enactments: means multiple enactments, amendments, repeals, reallocations or reenactments, or any combination of these actions, that affect the same statutory unit and that have been adopted by multiple Acts passed within one legislative session or within a regular legislative session and any special sessions preceding the next regular legislative session that do not refer to each other. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • Construction loan: means a loan:
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Consumer: means any person other than a milk dealer who purchases milk for fluid consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Council: means the Child Care Advisory Council established pursuant to Title 5, section 12004-I, subsection 35-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • 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.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means any person who purchases or receives milk for sale as the consignee or agent of a producer, or handles for sale, shipment, storage or processing within the State and shall include a producer-dealer and a sub-dealer, but shall not include a store other than an integrated operation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Demand: means the demand, as provided in section 203, by the executive authority of another state upon the Governor of this State for the extradition of a fugitive from justice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • 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 Bureau of Medical 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 Bureau of Medical Services with respect to confidential information derived from section 1828. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Director: means the Director of the Bureau of General Services within the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12253
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Disqualified person: means an individual or entity that for any reason is or becomes ineligible under this chapter to be issued shares by a professional corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Division: means the early childhood division of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domestic professional corporation: means a professional corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Elderly: means a person or family as defined in the United States Housing Act of 1937, Public Law 75-412, 50 Stat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Electric assistance: means assistance as established by the commission pursuant to Title 35-A, section 3214 and rules adopted pursuant to that section, based on an eligible household's income level and electricity usage and paid to an electric utility on behalf of an eligible household. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Electric utility: means a transmission and distribution utility as defined in Title 35-A, section 102, subsection 20-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Employee: means any person whether appointed, elected or under contract, providing services for the State, county, municipality or other political subdivision, for which compensation is paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4805
  • EPA: means the United States Environmental Protection Agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • 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 12 Sec. 11221
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive authority: includes the Governor and any person performing the functions of governor in a state other than this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Executive director: means the Executive Director of the Legislative Council appointed under Title 3, section 162. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federal Government: means the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • FIFRA: means the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Financial institution: means any bank or trust company, savings bank, savings and loan association, industrial bank, national banking association, federal savings and loan association, mortgage banker, credit union or other such institution authorized to do business in the State, or a government agency which customarily provides service or otherwise aids in the financing of mortgage loans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Foreign professional corporation: means a corporation or association for profit incorporated for the purpose of rendering professional services under law other than the law of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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 22 Sec. 3279
  • Fugitive from justice: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Fund: means the Maine Energy, Housing and Economic Recovery Fund established in section 4863. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4861
  • Fund: means the Electric Assistance Program Fund established in section 4962. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • General Fund revenue shortfall: means the amount by which the General Fund appropriation limitation established by section 1534 exceeds baseline General Fund revenue and other available resources in each state fiscal year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4981
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • heat-treated: means processed by heating every particle of milk to a temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 30 minutes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Housing: includes , but is not limited to, any "project" or "housing project" as defined in section 4702, subsection 14. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • housing authority: means any of the public corporations created or authorized to be created by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Housing Mortgage Insurance Fund: means the fund established under section 4934-A by the Maine State Housing Authority for the purpose of providing insurance for the payment of mortgage loans for housing in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • Housing Mortgage Insurance Program: means any program of providing insurance for the payment of mortgage loans for housing in the State established by the Maine State Housing Authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Independent monitor: means a not-for-profit organization that is neither funded nor controlled, in whole or in part, by businesses that sell or manufacture apparel, footwear or textiles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12156
  • Indian Housing Authority: means any housing authority created by the Maine Indian Housing law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • Indian Housing Mortgage Insurance Committee: means a committee consisting of:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • Indian Housing Mortgage Insurance Fund: means any Housing Mortgage Insurance Fund established by the Maine State Housing Authority in cooperation with the Indian Housing Authority for the purpose of providing insurance for the payment of mortgage loans for housing on the Indian reservations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4933
  • 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.
  • Individual retirement account: means an individual retirement account that is in compliance with the United States Internal Revenue Code. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4805
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Integrated operation: means a person who is a dealer and who also sells at retail the milk which he handles for sale, shipment, storage or processing within the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Judicial officer: shall mean a justice, judge, justice of the peace, clerk of courts or other neutral person empowered by the laws of the demanding state to issue criminal process. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Jury instructions: A judge's directions to the jury before it begins deliberations regarding the factual questions it must answer and the legal rules that it must apply. Source: U.S. Courts
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Licensing board: means a professional or occupational licensing board that licenses, certifies or registers a person in a profession or occupation which is included in the list of professional and occupational licensing boards in Title 5, section 12004-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3291
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Market: means any city, town or parts thereof of the State, or 2 or more of the same or parts thereof designated by the commission as a natural marketing area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Milk: means the lacteal secretion, practically free from colostrum, obtained by the complete milking of one or more healthy cows, goats or sheep. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Milk: means any of the following, regardless of the presence of any flavoring:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Milk distributor: means any person who offers for sale or sells to another person any milk or milk products in their final form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Milk plant: means any place, premises or establishment where milk or milk products are collected, handled, processed, stored, pasteurized, aseptically processed, bottled or otherwise prepared for distribution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Milk producer: means any person who operates a dairy farm and provides, sells or offers milk or milk products for sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Milk products: means cream, light cream, light whipping cream, heavy cream, heavy whipping cream, whipped cream, whipped light cream, sour cream, acidified sour cream, cultured sour cream, milk, butter, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, nonfat dry milk solids, half-and-half, sour half-and-half, acidified sour half-and-half, cultured sour half-and-half, concentrated milk and milk products, skim milk, reconstituted or recombined milk and milk products, low-fat milk, light milk, reduced fat milk, homogenized milk, frozen milk concentrate, eggnog, cultured milk, buttermilk, yogurt, cottage cheese, creamed cottage cheese, acidified milk, low-sodium milk, lactose-reduced milk, aseptically processed and packaged milk and milk products, milk with added safe and suitable microbial organisms and any other milk product, frozen dairy dessert or frozen dairy dessert mix, cheese or other product designated as a milk product by the commissioner that is made by the addition or subtraction of milkfat or addition of safe and suitable optional ingredients for protein, vitamin or mineral fortification. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Milk transportation company: means a company responsible for a milk transport tank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • mortgage: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • municipal authority: means any of the public corporations authorized to be created by section 4721. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Municipality: means a city or town, except as provided in chapter 225. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Nonresident: means a person who does not fall within the definition of resident in subsection 53. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Not pasteurized: means any milk or milk product that has not been subjected to the temperature and time requirements of pasteurization using equipment designed for pasteurization or has not been aseptically processed and packaged. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • obligee: includes :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Office: means the Office of Child Care and Head Start. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3731
  • Part-time employment: means employment for less than the standard work week for the class and agency on regularly scheduled hours each week for the position. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4832
  • person: as used in this Title shall be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1351
  • Person: means any individual, plant operator, partnership, corporation, company, firm, trustee, association or institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association or other unit, and the State and all political subdivisions or agencies thereof, except state owned and operated institutions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Persons of low income: means persons or families, elderly or otherwise, who lack the income which is necessary, as determined by a housing authority, to enable them, without financial assistance, to live in or purchase decent, safe and sanitary dwellings, without overcrowding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Persons with disabilities: means individuals who have physical or mental impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities, have a record of those impairments or are perceived to have those impairments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12253
  • Pesticide: includes "highly toxic pesticide. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Producer: means any person who produces milk and sells his said milk only to dealers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Producer-dealer: means a dealer who himself produces a part or all of his milk or a person who produces milk and sells to a grocery store or dairy products store or similar commercial establishment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Professional corporation: means a corporation for profit, other than a foreign professional corporation, subject to the provisions of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Professional service: means the professional services provided by the following persons to the extent they are required to be licensed under state law:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Program: means the Maine Energy, Housing and Economic Recovery Program established in section 4862. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4861
  • Program: means the electric assistance program established by the commission pursuant to Title 35-A, section 3214. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4961
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Qualified person: means an individual, general partnership, professional limited liability company, professional limited liability partnership, other professional corporation or other entity or trust that is eligible under this chapter to be issued shares by a professional corporation or any other entity that is authorized by statute to provide the same professional service provided by the professional corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Real estate: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Real estate: means land and structures attached to it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Receiving station: means any place, premise or establishment where raw milk is received, collected, handled, stored or cooled and prepared for further transporting. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Registration: includes reregistration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 820
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Resident: means a citizen of the United States or an alien who has been domiciled in the State for one year who:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Revision clause: means a section of a law that is not allocated to the Maine Revised Statutes and that changes a term throughout the laws and instructs the revisor to implement the revision as part of update. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • Revisor: means the Revisor of Statutes, or the person under Title 3, section 162 who is responsible for the form and format of legislative instruments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • services: when used in this chapter, means any and all window cleaning services, elevator repair and maintenance services, laundry service, linen supply service, dry cleaning service, janitor service, floor maintenance service, rubbish and garbage disposal service, tree surgeon service, all types of office machine repair and maintenance service, exterminator service, refrigerator repair and maintenance service and oil burner repair and maintenance service when any such service is performed by an independent contractor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 11221
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Sinking fund: means a fund created for the purpose of paying a debt. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Stabilization fund: means the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund established in this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4981
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statutory unit: means a title, subtitle, part, subpart, chapter, subchapter, article, subarticle, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, division or subdivision of the laws of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • Store: means a grocery store, dairy product store, canteen, milk vending machine operator, milk dispensing operator or any similar commercial establishment or outlet or any other sale where milk is sold to consumers for consumption off the premises where sold. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 212
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tobacco product: means any product that is made from or derived from tobacco, or that contains nicotine, that is intended for human consumption or is likely to be consumed, whether smoked, heated, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled or ingested by any other means, including, but not limited to, a cigarette, a cigar, a hookah, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff or snus. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transfer station: means any place, premises or establishment where milk or milk products are transferred directly from one milk transport tank to another. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 7559
  • Trap: means a device that is designed primarily to catch or hold wild animals, including, but not limited to, a foothold trap, a killer-type trap, a cage-type trap or a snare. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Update: means the process by which enactments, amendments, repeals, reallocations or reenactments from a legislative session or sessions are integrated into the statutory data base of the Maine Revised Statutes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 227
  • Vending machine: means any automated, self-service device that upon insertion of money, tokens or any other form of payment, dispenses cigarettes or any other tobacco product. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1551
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Wild animal: means a species of mammal, wild by nature, whether or not bred or reared in captivity, as distinguished from the common domestic animals, and includes any physical part of that species of animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Wild bird: means a species of bird wild by nature, whether or not bred or reared in captivity, as distinguished from common domestic birds, and includes any physical part of that species of bird. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Work center: means a program that provides vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities to enable those individuals to maximize their opportunities for employment, including career advancement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12253