Maine Revised Statutes

§3306-A. Release or detention at first appearance

At the juvenile's first appearance or at a subsequent appearance before the court, the court may order the juvenile's unconditional release, conditional release or detention in accordance with section 3203-A. Unless the court orders otherwise, a juvenile put on conditional release by a juvenile community corrections officer remains on conditional release until the juvenile commences an informal adjustment pursuant to section 3301, subsection 5, paragraph B, the attorney for the State determines that no petition will be filed or the juvenile court enters a final dispositional order pursuant to section 3314. [2007, c. 196, §3 (AMD).]

Conditional release or detention may not be ordered at any appearance unless it has been determined by a Juvenile Court Judge or a justice of the peace that there is probable cause to believe that the juvenile has committed a juvenile crime. [2003, c. 706, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]

When a court orders detention or a conditional release that authorizes even temporarily the juvenile's removal from the juvenile's home or when a court allows a conditional release ordered by a juvenile community corrections officer that authorizes, even temporarily, the juvenile's removal from the juvenile's home to remain in effect, the court shall determine whether reasonable efforts have been made to prevent or eliminate the need for removal of the juvenile from the juvenile's home or that no reasonable efforts are necessary because of the existence of an aggravating factor as defined in Title 22, section 4002, subsection 1-B, and whether continuation in the juvenile's home would be contrary to the welfare of the juvenile. This determination does not affect whether the court orders detention or a conditional release or allows a conditional release to remain in effect. [2003, c. 706, Pt. A, §4 (AMD).]

SECTION HISTORY
1989, c. 741, §15 (NEW). 1991, c. 493, §18 (AMD). 1999, c. 624, §B16 (AMD). 2001, c. 696, §2 (AMD). 2003, c. 706, §A4 (AMD). 2007, c. 196, §3 (AMD).