Maine Revised Statutes

§5532. Neglect of officer to deliver copy of precept

An officer forfeits $200 to a prisoner if the officer refuses or neglects, within the time period provided in subsection 1 or 2, to deliver a true and attested copy of the warrant or process by which the officer detains a prisoner to any person who demands it and tenders the fee for the copy. [1987, c. 639, (RPR).]

1. Sentenced prisoners.  In the case of sentenced prisoners, the copy of the warrant or process must be delivered within 3 business days of the demand. As used in this subsection, "business day" has the same meaning as found in Title 21-A, section 1, subsection 4.
[ 1987, c. 639, (NEW) .]
2. Other prisoners.  In the case of any prisoner other than a sentenced prisoner, the copy of the warrant or process, which need not be a true and attested copy, must be delivered within 4 hours of the demand.
[ 1991, c. 402, §1 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1987, c. 639, (RPR). 1991, c. 402, §1 (AMD).