Maine Revised Statutes

§284. Sureties to keep peace; costs; binding over

When the accused is brought before the judge and his defense is heard, he may be ordered to recognize, with sufficient sureties, in the sum required by the judge, to keep the peace toward all persons and especially toward the person requiring the security, for a term of less than one year, and to pay the costs of prosecution; but he shall not be bound over to any court, unless he is charged with some other specific offense requiring it.