§ 701 Criminal prosecutions by indictment; excepted cases
§ 702 Justices, judges and justices of the peace may issue processes
§ 703 Officer’s oath to complaint
§ 704 Arrests without warrant; liability
§ 705 Arrests in other counties
§ 706 District Court; warrants
§ 708 Preparation of complaints

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 15 > Part 2 > Chapter 101

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • ASPIRE-TANF: means the ASPIRE-TANF program established in section 3781-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3762
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • 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.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • TANF: means the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, under the United States Social Security Act, as amended by PRWORA. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3762
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.