Maine Revised Statutes

§1205-B. Commencement of probation revocation proceedings by summons

1.    If a probation officer has probable cause to believe that a person on probation has violated a condition of probation, that officer may deliver to that person, or cause to be delivered to that person, a summons ordering that person to appear for a court hearing on the alleged violation.
[ 1999, c. 246, §3 (NEW) .]
2.    The summons delivered pursuant to subsection 1 must include the signature of the probation officer; a brief statement of the alleged violation; the time and place of the alleged violation; and the time, place and date the person is to appear in court or a statement that the court will notify the person of the time, place and date to appear. As soon as practical after service of the summons, the probation officer shall file with the court a motion for revocation of probation that sets forth the facts underlying the alleged violation.
[ 1999, c. 246, §3 (NEW) .]
3.    A person appearing on a motion to revoke probation pursuant to a summons must be afforded an initial appearance as provided in section 1205-C, subsection 4.
[ 1999, c. 246, §3 (NEW) .]
4.    If the person fails to appear in court after having been served with a summons, the court may issue a warrant for the arrest of the person. After arrest, the person must be afforded a probable cause hearing as provided in section 1205, subsection 4 and an initial appearance as provided in section 1205-C, subsection 3.
[ 2005, c. 661, §4 (AMD); 2005, c. 661, §9 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1999, c. 246, §3 (NEW). 2005, c. 661, §4 (AMD). 2005, c. 661, §9 (AFF).