An Act To Allow Deferred Disposition in Juvenile Cases
Sec. 1. 15 MRSA §3311-A is enacted to read:
§ 3311-A. Eligibility for deferred disposition
A juvenile who has entered an admission to a juvenile crime that would be a Class C, Class D or Class E crime or a civil offense if committed by an adult and who consents in writing to a deferred disposition is eligible for a deferred disposition pursuant to section 3311-B.
Sec. 2. 15 MRSA §3311-B is enacted to read:
§ 3311-B. Deferred disposition
Sec. 3. 15 MRSA §3311-C is enacted to read:
§ 3311-C. Court hearing as to final disposition
Sec. 4. 15 MRSA §3311-D is enacted to read:
§ 3311-D. Limited review by appeal
A juvenile is precluded from seeking to attack the legality of a deferred disposition, including a final disposition, except that a juvenile who has been determined by a court to have inexcusably failed to comply with a court-imposed deferment requirement and thereafter has had imposed a dispositional alternative authorized for the juvenile crime may appeal to the Superior Court, but not as of right. The time for taking the appeal and the manner and any conditions for the taking of the appeal are as the Supreme Judicial Court provides by rule.