Maine Revised Statutes

§1257. Victim's right to participate in sentence

1.    In any case where a defendant has been convicted of a crime either upon the defendant's plea or after trial, the attorney for the State has the right to be heard at the time of sentence. The attorney for the State may recommend a specific sentence or other disposition. The court shall consider any statements made by the attorney for the State, along with all other appropriate factors, in determining the sentence.
[ 1995, c. 680, §7 (AMD) .]
2.    A victim has the right to participate in the sentencing process pursuant to section 1174 and to receive notification of a defendant's release pursuant to section 1175.
[ 1995, c. 680, §8 (RPR) .]
3. Notification of victim. 
[ 1995, c. 680, §9 (RP) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1983, c. 352, §2 (NEW). 1983, c. 581, §5 (NEW). 1983, c. 673, §5 (RP). 1995, c. 680, §§7-9 (AMD).

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