Sections
Chapter 100 Warrants 651 – 657
Chapter 101 Issue of Process and Arrest 701 – 708
Chapter 102 Interception of Wire and Oral Communications 709 – 713
Chapter 103 Complaints 752 – 756
Chapter 105 Examination, Arraignment and Recognizance 806 – 941
Chapter 105-A Maine Bail Code 1001 – 1105
Chapter 107 Custody and Examination of Sexually Explicit Material 1121

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 15 > Part 2

  • 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
  • Adjusted base minimum price: means the base minimum price plus any amounts established by the Maine Milk Commission to reflect the increased costs of production pursuant to section 2954, subsection 2, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Adult use marijuana: means marijuana cultivated, manufactured, distributed or sold by a marijuana establishment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Agency of jurisdiction: means the state agency which has use of and jurisdiction over the facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • Agriculture: means the production, keeping or maintenance for sale or lease of plants or animals, including, but not limited to, forages and sod crops, grains and seed crops, dairy animals and dairy products, poultry and poultry products, livestock, fruits and vegetables and ornamental and greenhouse products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Alias name: means an alternative name, a pseudonym or a placeholder name. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ancient burying ground: means a private cemetery established before 1880. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1101-A
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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
  • Approved public treatment facility: means an alcohol treatment facility operating under the direction and control of the department or providing treatment under this subchapter through a contract with the department under section 20008, or any facility funded in whole or in part by municipal, state or federal funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Approved treatment facility: means a public or private alcohol treatment facility meeting standards approved by the department in accordance with section 20005 and licensed pursuant to subchapter 5 and other applicable provisions of state law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Association: means any corporation organized under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2003
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Available facility: means a facility in which all or a part of the facility is unused and available for leasing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • 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.
  • bail: means the obtaining of the release of the defendant upon an undertaking that the defendant shall appear at the time and place required and that the defendant shall conform to each condition imposed in accordance with section 1026 that is designed to ensure that the defendant shall refrain from any new criminal conduct, to ensure the integrity of the judicial process and to ensure the safety of others in the community. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • 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.
  • Base minimum price: means Class I, Class II and Class III prices established pursuant to the northeast marketing area milk marketing order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Blend price: means the price of milk per hundredweight computed as the sum of the Class I price multiplied by the percentage of milk sold as Class I milk, the Class II price multiplied by the percentage sold as Class II milk and the Class III price multiplied by the percentage sold as Class III milk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • Board: means the Maine Dairy Promotion Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2991
  • Board: means the Maine Dairy Promotion Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2997
  • 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
  • bond bank: means the Maine Municipal Bond Bank created by section 5951. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • 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
  • Bonds: means bonds of the bank issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Boston market dealer: means any dealer as defined in subsection 4 who purchases milk from producers subject to the price regulations of the northeast marketing area milk marketing order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • Boston market producer: means any Maine milk producer selling to a dealer marketing milk subject to the northeast marketing area milk marketing order, or any agricultural cooperative that buys milk from or handles milk for such a producer and sells it to such a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • Capital reserve fund: means any capital reserve fund created or established as provided in section 6006, subsection 1-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Class I milk: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2991
  • 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.
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Columbarium: means a structure or room or space in a mausoleum or other building containing niches or recesses for disposition of cremated human remains. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1101-A
  • Commission: means the Substance Use Disorder Services Commission, as established by section 12004-G, subsection 13-C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Commission: means the Maine Milk Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2951
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Communication common carrier: means any telephone or telegraph company. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Community mausoleum: means an aboveground structure designed for entombment of human remains of the general public, as opposed to the entombment of the remains of family members in a privately owned, family mausoleum of no more than 6 crypts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1101-A
  • Community service provider: means a provider of substance use disorder treatment or gambling addiction treatment, including, but not limited to, evaluation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • 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 7 Sec. 2991
  • 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
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Council: means the Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2991
  • Council: means the Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2997
  • Court: means any Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court or Superior Court or any active retired justice and any District Court Judge or active retired judge when assigned underTitle 4, section 157-C. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Crime bailable as of right preconviction: means a crime for which, under the Constitution of Maine, Article I, Section 10, a defendant has an absolute right to have bail set at the preconviction stage of any criminal proceeding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Crime bailable only as a matter of discretion preconviction: means a formerly capital offense for which, pursuant to a Harnish bail proceeding, a capital defendant's conditional constitutional right to have bail set at the preconviction stage of a criminal proceeding has been extinguished. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Crime involving domestic violence: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • cultivate: means the planting, propagation, growing, harvesting, drying, curing, grading, trimming or other processing of marijuana for use or sale. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Cultivation facility: means a facility licensed under this chapter to purchase marijuana plants and seeds from other cultivation facilities; to cultivate, prepare and package adult use marijuana; to sell adult use marijuana to products manufacturing facilities, to marijuana stores and to other cultivation facilities; and to sell marijuana plants and seeds to other cultivation facilities and immature marijuana plants and seedlings to marijuana stores. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • 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 7 Sec. 2951
  • Dealer: includes a producer dealer or a store. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2991
  • Dealer: includes a producer dealer, a subdealer or a store. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2997
  • Dealer: means any person or entity who purchases or receives milk from a producer within the State for processing and sale within or outside the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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
  • Dependency-related drug: means alcohol or any substance controlled under Title 22, chapter 558 or Title 32, chapter 117. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • development: means any federal, state, municipal, quasi-municipal, educational, charitable, residential, commercial or industrial development that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 482
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the Director of the Bureau of General Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Downtown: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Downtown improvement: includes facade, utility relocation or extension, historic preservation and parking and road improvement; elevator, sprinkler system and traffic control devices installation; purchase of development rights for a park or open space and construction of park and open space amenities; and public toilet, streetscape, sidewalk and curb installation or upgrade. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Drug user: means a person who uses any drugs, dependency-related drugs or hallucinogens in violation of any law of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Eligible marketing cooperative: means an association of milk producers organized to negotiate producer prices higher than the minimum producer prices established pursuant to the northeast marketing area milk marketing order and that the commissioner has determined will not, through its operation, evade, impair or undermine the purposes of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • ensure the integrity of the judicial process: when used in the context of the granting or denial of bail, means safeguarding the role of the courts in adjudicating the guilt or innocence of defendants by ensuring the presence of the defendant in court and otherwise preventing the defendant from obstructing or attempting to obstruct justice by threatening, injuring or intimidating a victim, prospective witness, juror, attorney for the State, judge, justice or other officer of the court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Ensure the safety of others in the community: when used in the context of the granting or denial of bail, means protecting community members, other than those already protected under subsection 5, from the potential danger posed by the defendant to a specific person or to persons in the community generally. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • 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.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Failure to appear: includes a failure to appear at the time or place required by a release order and the failure to surrender into custody at the time and place required by a release order or by the Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure, Rule 32(a) and Rule 38(d). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fishery products: includes fish, crustaceans, mollusks and marine products for human consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2003
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Formerly capital offenses: means crimes which have been denominated capital offenses since the adoption of the Constitution of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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 inTitle 14, section 3141, as ordered by the issuing court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Fully marketable form: means a municipal security duly executed and accompanied by an approving legal opinion of a bond counsel of recognized standing in the field of municipal law whose opinions are generally accepted by purchasers of municipal bonds, provided that the municipal security so executed need not be printed or lithographed nor be in more than one denomination. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Funded debt: means an obligation for the payment of which some fund is set aside. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • General fund: means the fund created or established as provided in section 6007. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governmental unit: means any county, municipality, school administrative district, community school district, public waste disposal corporation as authorized underTitle 38, section 1304-B or other quasi-municipal corporation within the State, including any corporation owned entirely by a municipality and providing water, sewer or electric service or performing other essential governmental functions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Great pond: means any inland body of water which in a natural state has a surface area in excess of 10 acres and any inland body of water artificially formed or increased which has a surface area in excess of 30 acres except for the purposes of this article, where the artificially formed or increased inland body of water is completely surrounded by land held by a single owner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Harass: means an intentional or negligent act or omission that creates the likelihood of injury to wildlife by annoying it to such an extent as to significantly disrupt normal behavioral patterns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Harnish bail proceeding: means a preconviction bail proceeding in which the State is offered the opportunity to obtain a judicial finding of probable cause that the defendant has committed a formerly capital offense, and the defendant, at the same proceeding, is afforded the opportunity to know and rebut the case against the defendant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Hub: means an organization licensed by the department that provides timely access to comprehensive, integrated assessment, treatment and recovery support for individuals with substance use disorder, including but not limited to opioid use disorders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Immature marijuana plant: means a marijuana plant that is not a mature marijuana plant or a seedling. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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.
  • Inherently hazardous substance: means a liquid chemical, compressed gas or commercial product that has a flash point at or lower than 38 degrees Celsius or 100 degrees Fahrenheit, including, but not limited to, butane, propane and diethyl ether. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Integrated medication-assisted treatment: means a treatment method that combines medication approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of substance use disorder with counseling, urine drug screening and behavioral therapy that has proven effective in treating substance use disorder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Intercept: means to hear, record or aid another to hear or record the contents of any wire or oral communication through the use of any intercepting device by any person other than:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Intercepting device: means any device or apparatus which can be used to intercept a wire or oral communication other than:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Jail investigative officer: means an employee of a jail designated by the jail administrator as having the authority to conduct investigations of crimes relating to the security or orderly management of the jail and engage in any other activity that is related to the administration of criminal justice as defined inTitle 16, section 703, subsection 1 for the purposes of the Criminal History Record Information Act or as defined inTitle 16, section 803, subsection 2 for the purposes of the Intelligence and Investigative Record Information Act. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Judicial officer: includes the court, as defined in subsection 2, and a bail commissioner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Juvenile warrant: means a bench warrant issued in order to detain a juvenile pursuant to section 3202. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Lawful age: means the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative review session: means the regular session of the Legislature convening after the beginning of the legislative rule acceptance period. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 8071-A
  • Legislative rule acceptance period: means the period beginning on the July 1st preceding the convening of a regular session of the Legislature and ending at 5:00 p. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 8071-A
  • Levels of care: means the continuum of recovery-oriented services that reflect an individual's risks, needs, strengths, resources and skills as determined by an assessment with standardized placement criteria conducted by a qualified clinician. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local district: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Local entering agency: means a local law enforcement agency designated by the district attorney within a prosecutorial district, with the approval of the Chief Judge of the District Court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Maine market dealer: means any dealer as defined in subsection 4 who sells milk subject to the price control authority of the Maine Milk Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • Maine market producer: means any Maine milk producer selling to a dealer marketing milk on the Maine market, or any agricultural cooperative that buys milk or handles milk for such a producer and sells it to such a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • Maine Milk Pool: means the sum of collections as prescribed in section 3153, from Maine market producers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • Maine State Police wanted database: means the database of warrants and other information maintained by the Maine State Police. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Maine telecommunications and routing operations system: means the interagency communications system maintained and operated by the Maine State Police. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • manufacture: means the production, blending, infusing, compounding or other preparation of marijuana and marijuana products, including, but not limited to, marijuana extraction or preparation by means of chemical synthesis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Marijuana: includes marijuana concentrate but does not include hemp as defined inTitle 7, section 2231, subsection 1?A, paragraph D or a marijuana product. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Marijuana concentrate: means the resin extracted from any part of a marijuana plant and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation from such resin, including, but not limited to, hashish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Marijuana plant: means all species of the plant genus cannabis, including, but not limited to, a mother plant, a mature marijuana plant, an immature marijuana plant or a seedling. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Marijuana product: includes , but is not limited to, an edible marijuana product, a marijuana ointment and a marijuana tincture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Marijuana store: means a facility licensed under this chapter to purchase adult use marijuana, immature marijuana plants and seedlings from a cultivation facility, to purchase adult use marijuana and adult use marijuana products from a products manufacturing facility and to sell adult use marijuana, adult use marijuana products, immature marijuana plants and seedlings to consumers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • 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 7 Sec. 2951
  • Median household income: means the income computed based on the most current census information available, as provided by the Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of a retirement program of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 423, subchapter 2, or chapter 425, subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Member: includes members of associations without capital stock and holders of common stock in associations organized with shares of stock. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 2003
  • Milk: means any of the following, regardless of the presence of any flavoring:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2951
  • Milk: means cows' milk and includes cream. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2991
  • Milk: includes cream and one quart of cream is considered the equivalent of 4 quarts of milk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2997
  • Mooring: means equipment, such as anchors, chains and lines, for holding fast a vessel, aircraft, floating dock or buoy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • mortgage: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipal bond: means a bond or note or evidence of debt issued by a municipality and payable from taxes or from rates, charges or assessments, but does not include any bond or note or evidence of debt issued under chapter 213 or Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Municipal bond insurance fund: means any fund or funds established by the bank to provide reserves to insure payment of any state or municipal issuance of debt, pursuant to a bond insurance program established by the bank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Municipal legislative body: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • 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 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipal official: means any elected or appointed member of a municipal government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal security: means a bond or note or evidence of debt issued by a governmental unit and payable from taxes or from rates, charges or assessments, but does not include any bond or note or evidence of debt issued under chapter 213 or Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Municipal year: means a municipality's fiscal year as determined by the municipal officers under section 5651. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Title 30-A, Part 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipality: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Municipality: means a city, town or plantation in this State that is not located within the unorganized and deorganized areas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • New criminal conduct: refers to criminal activity by a defendant occurring after bail has been set. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • 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.
  • Northern Maine market producer: means any Maine milk producer located in Aroostook County or Washington County or that portion of Penobscot County north of and including the minor civil divisions of Medway, T. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • Notes: means any notes of the bank issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Nutrition: means the study of proper and balanced diet to promote health, especially in human beings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2997
  • Nutrition education: means helping and educating people in the selection of food for the primary purpose of nourishing their bodies in health throughout the life cycle and helping and educating people in extending and teaching knowledge of food and nutrition principles, including promotion and research, and the application of these principles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2997
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Open areas: means any space or area the preservation or restriction of the use of which would:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Oral communications: means any oral communications uttered by a person exhibiting an expectation that such communication is not subject to interception under circumstances justifying such expectation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Organization: means a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Other judicial warrant: means a warrant, other than a bench warrant, issued by the Supreme Judicial Court, Superior Court, District Court or Probate Court, pursuant to statute or common law, including, but not limited to, civil orders of arrest and warrants for failure to respond to a subpoena or for jury duty. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Other organization: means any not-for-profit, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or association that is not a state agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • Over-order premium: means that part of the minimum Class I, Class II and Class III prices established by the Maine Milk Commission pursuant to chapter 603, that exceeds the applicable Class I, Class II and Class III prices established pursuant to the northeast marketing area milk marketing order as adjusted to reflect the increased costs of production pursuant to section 2954, subsection 2, paragraph A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • Participating local district: means a local district that has approved the participation of its employees in the Participating Local District Retirement Program of the retirement system under section 18201. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Per stirpes: The legal means by which the children of a decedent, upon the death of an ancestor at a level above that of the decedent, receive by right of representation the share of the ancestor
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, joint stock company, trust or corporation, or any other legal entity, whether or not any of the foregoing is an officer, agent or employee of the United States, a state or a political subdivision of a state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Person: means a human being or an organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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 7 Sec. 4
  • 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 7 Sec. 2951
  • Person: means a natural person or a business entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Person recovering from substance use disorder: means a person with substance use disorder who is engaged in a process attempting to improve the person's health and wellness, live a self-directed life and reach the person's full potential. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Person with substance use disorder: means a person who, due to the use of alcohol or a drug, has a clinical and significant functional impairment, including a health problem or a disability or an inability to meet major responsibilities at work, home or school. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • 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
  • Placeholder name: means a nonspecific name, such as "Unknown" that is assigned by law enforcement officials to an individual whose legal name is not known to law enforcement officials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plant price: means the F. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • 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.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • 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.
  • Post-conviction: means any point in a criminal proceeding after a verdict or finding of guilty or after the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Preconviction: means any point in a criminal proceeding before a verdict in the context of a jury trial or finding of guilty in the context of a jury-waived trial or before the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • Prevention: means any activity designed to educate or provide information to individuals and groups about the use of alcohol and other drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Prevention of drug traffic: means any functions conducted for the purpose of preventing drug traffic, such as law enforcement and judicial activities or proceedings, including:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation violation warrant: means a bench warrant issued by a judicial officer in response to a motion to revoke the probation or supervised release of an individual, requested by a probation officer or prosecutor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Producer: means any person who produces milk and sells his said milk only to dealers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2951
  • Producer: means any person who produces milk and sells milk to a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2991
  • Producer: means any person who produces milk and sells the milk to a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2997
  • Producer dealer: means any dealer who produces a part or all of that dealer's milk and sells milk to other than a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2991
  • Producer dealer: means a dealer who produces a part or all of that dealer's milk or a person who produces milk and sells to a grocery store, dairy products' store or similar commercial establishment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2997
  • 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 7 Sec. 2951
  • 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, and shall include an agricultural cooperative comprised solely of dairy farmers that wholly owns and operates its processing facilities, and whose individual members hold a share of that ownership which is in direct proportion to that individual's share of all milk produced by cooperative members for the cooperative, provided that such an agricultural cooperative shall be a "producer-dealer" under this chapter only if it was in existence on January 1, 1986, and had been recognized on or before that date by the commissioner as meeting the criteria established in this subsection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protected natural resource: means coastal sand dune systems, coastal wetlands, significant wildlife habitat, fragile mountain areas, freshwater wetlands, community public water system primary protection areas, great ponds or rivers, streams or brooks, as these terms are defined in this article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Pseudonym: means a fictitious name, such as "John Doe" that is assigned by law enforcement officials to an individual whose legal name is not known to law enforcement officials. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Public burying ground: means a burying ground or cemetery in which any person may be buried without regard to religious or other affiliation and includes a cemetery owned and operated by a municipality, a cemetery corporation or a cemetery association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1101-A
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public service infrastructure: means those facilities that are essential for public health, welfare and safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • qualifying member: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 18403
  • Qualifying patient: means a person who possesses a valid certification for the medical use of marijuana pursuant toTitle 22, section 2423-B. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-B Sec. 102
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Railroad: includes every commercial, interurban and other railway and each and every branch and extension thereof by whatsoever power operated, together with all tracks, bridges, trestles, rights-of-way, subways, tunnels, stations, depots, union depots, ferries, yards, grounds, terminals, terminal facilities, structures and equipment and all other real estate, fixtures and personal property of every kind used in connection therewith, owned, controlled, operated or managed for public use in the transportation of persons or property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 5001
  • Real estate: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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.
  • Records: means books, records, accounts, memoranda or other data pertaining to the purchase and distribution of milk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2991
  • 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
  • Recovery residence: means a shared living residence for persons recovering from substance use disorder that is focused on peer support, provides to its residents an environment free of alcohol and illegal drugs and assists its residents by connecting the residents to support services or resources in the community that are available to persons recovering from substance use disorder. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Recovery support services: means services that recognize recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives and strive to reach their full potential, including, but not limited to, safe housing, transportation, peer mentoring and coaching and assistance with and access to employment services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • registered mail: when used in connection with any requirement for notice by mail shall mean either registered mail or certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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.
  • Required debt service reserve: means the amount required to be on deposit in the reserve fund as prescribed by section 6006, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Required minimum reserve: means the amount required to be on deposit in a capital reserve fund as prescribed by section 6006, subsection 1-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Reserve fund: means the Maine Municipal Bond Bank Reserve Fund created or established as provided in section 6006. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement benefit: means the same as retirement allowance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement system: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Revenues: means all fees, charges, money, profits, payments of principal of or interest on municipal securities and other investments, gifts, grants, contributions, appropriations and all other income derived or to be derived by the bank under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Revolving loan fund: means that revolving loan fund created under section 6006-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Service credit: means credit received for creditable service as defined under subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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.
  • Sewage: means the water-carried wastes created in and carried or to be carried away from any structure together with any surface or ground water or household and industrial waste that is present. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Sewer system: includes both sewers and sewage disposal systems and all property, rights, easements and franchises relating to those sewers and sewage disposal systems. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Sewers: means and includes mains, pipes and laterals for the reception of sewage and carrying that sewage to an outfall or some part of a sewage disposal system, including pumping stations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Sinking fund: means a fund created for the purpose of paying a debt. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Spoke: means a community-based provider, including, but not limited to, a primary care provider, that provides integrated medication-assisted treatment and behavioral health treatment and recovery support services to patients with substance use disorder, including, but not limited to, opioid use disorder, or refers those patients to such treatments or services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Spouse: means the person currently legally married to a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Standards: means criteria and rules of the department that are to be met before and during operation of any treatment facility or treatment program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • State agency: means an agency of State Government as defined in section 8002, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 1782
  • Statewide warrant management system: means the integrated electronic system that consists of the Maine State Police wanted database, the Maine telecommunications and routing operations system and the warrant docket management system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Store: means a grocery store, dairy products' store, canteen, milk vending machine operator, milk dispensing operator or any similar commercial establishment or outlet or any other place or method of sale in which milk is sold to consumers for consumption off the premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2991
  • Structure: means anything temporarily or permanently located, built, constructed or erected for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, animals, goods or property of any kind and anything constructed or erected on or in the ground. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Substance use prevention: means all facilities, programs or services relating to substance use control, education, rehabilitation, research, training and treatment, including reinforcing health behaviors and lifestyles and reducing risks contributing to alcohol, tobacco and other drug misuse. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Teacher: includes a person who is on a one-year leave of absence from a position as a teacher and is participating in the education of prospective teachers by teaching and supervising students enrolled in college-level teacher preparation programs in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • 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.
  • Threatened species: means a species of fish or wildlife that has been determined by the commissioner as likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range and that is listed as a state threatened species under section 12803, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • 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 12 Sec. 10001
  • Treatment: means the broad range of emergency, outpatient, intermediate and inpatient services and care, including career counseling, diagnostic evaluation, employment, health, medical, psychiatric, psychological, recreational, rehabilitative, social service care, treatment and vocational services, that may be extended to a drug user, a person with substance use disorder or a person in need of assistance due to the use of a dependency-related drug. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • Treatment program: means any program or service, or portion of a program or service, sponsored under the auspices of a public or private nonprofit agency providing services especially designed for the treatment of those persons listed in subsection 22. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 20003
  • 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.
  • Unified Criminal Docket: means the unified criminal docket established by the Supreme Judicial Court. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1003
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Utilization rate: means the percentage of milk produced that is used as Class I or fluid milk, the percentage of milk produced that is used as Class II milk and the percentage of milk that is used as Class III milk. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 3152
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Warrant docket management system: means the system maintained by the Administrative Office of the Courts to manage the generation, storage, retention and recall of electronic arrest warrants issued by the courts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 651
  • Water utility: means an entity as defined inTitle 35-A, section 102, subsection 22. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 5903
  • Wire communication: means any communication made in whole or in part through the use of facilities for transmission of communications by the aid of wire, cable or other like connection between the point of origin and the point of reception. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.