Maine Revised Statutes

§1171. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1995, c. 680, §5 (NEW).]

1. Crime.  "Crime" means a criminal offense in which, as defined, there is a victim.
[ 1995, c. 680, §5 (NEW) .]
2. Victim.  "Victim" means:
A. A person who is the victim of a crime; and [1995, c. 680, §5 (NEW).]
B. The immediate family of a victim of a crime if:
(1) The underlying crime is one of domestic violence or sexual assault or one in which the family suffered serious physical trauma or serious financial loss; or
(2) Due to death, age, physical or mental disease, disorder or defect, the victim is unable to participate as allowed under this chapter. [1995, c. 680, §5 (NEW).]
[ 1995, c. 680, §5 (NEW) .]
1995, c. 680, §5 (NEW).