Maine Revised Statutes

§1172. Victims to be notified

1.    When practicable, the attorney for the State shall make a good faith effort to inform each victim of a crime of the following:
A. The details of a plea agreement, including a deferred disposition, before it is submitted to the court; [2005, c. 265, §4 (AMD).]
B. The right to comment on a plea agreement, including a deferred disposition, pursuant to section 1173; [2005, c. 265, §4 (AMD).]
B-1. The proposed dismissal or filing of an indictment, information or complaint pursuant to the Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure, Rule 48, before that action is taken; [2015, c. 431, §37 (AMD).]
C. The time and place of the trial; [1995, c. 680, §5 (NEW).]
D. The time and place of sentencing; [2005, c. 265, §4 (AMD).]
E. The right to participate at sentencing pursuant to section 1174; and [2005, c. 265, §4 (AMD).]
F. The right to comment on the proposed early termination of probation, early termination of administrative release or conversion of probation to administrative release, pursuant to section 1174-A. [2005, c. 265, §5 (NEW).]
[ 2015, c. 431, §37 (AMD) .]
2.    When providing notice under subsection 1, the attorney for the State shall offer to provide the victim with a pamphlet containing this chapter, Title 5, chapter 316-A and Title 15, sections 812 and 6101. In addition, the attorney for the State, as part of any victim and witness support program that attorney administers under Title 30-A, section 460, shall provide the victim with a pamphlet outlining in every day language the provisions set out in this chapter, Title 5, chapter 316-A and Title 15, sections 812 and 6101. The attorney for the State may use the pamphlet printed and distributed by the Department of Corrections or another pamphlet that meets the criteria in this section.
[ 1997, c. 286, §1 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 680, §5 (NEW). 1997, c. 286, §1 (AMD). 1997, c. 615, §1 (AMD). 2005, c. 265, §§4,5 (AMD). 2015, c. 431, §37 (AMD).