§ 701 Definitions
§ 702 Aggravated forgery
§ 703 Forgery
§ 704 Possession of forgery devices
§ 705 Criminal simulation
§ 706 Suppressing recordable instrument
§ 706-A Falsely filing a recordable instrument
§ 707 Falsifying private records
§ 707-A Falsifying health care records
§ 708 Negotiating a worthless instrument

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 17-A > Part 2 > Chapter 29

  • 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.
  • Authority: means the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority and any successors to that authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 8002
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Public Safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2471
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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 15 Sec. 225
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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.
  • Permit: means the nontransferable permission granted by the commissioner containing one or more of the following endorsements: use, storage and intrastate transportation of explosives. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2471
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, combination of these entities or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2471
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • 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 15 Sec. 225
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.