Maine Revised Statutes

§701. Criminal prosecutions by indictment; excepted cases

No person shall be held to answer in any court for an alleged offense, unless on an indictment found by a grand jury, except for contempt of court and in the following cases:

1. Use of charging instrument other than an indictment.  When a prosecution utilizing a charging instrument other than an indictment is expressly authorized by rule of court; or
[ 1997, c. 4, §1 (RPR) .]
2. District Courts and courts martial.  In proceedings before the District Court, the District Court acting as a juvenile court and courts martial.
SECTION HISTORY
1971, c. 544, §49 (AMD). 1979, c. 663, §94 (AMD). 1997, c. 4, §1 (AMD).