Maine Revised Statutes

§9. Indictment and jurisdiction

Notwithstanding any other provision of law: [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

1.    All proceedings for Class A, B and C crimes must be prosecuted by indictment, unless indictment is waived, in which case prosecution must be as the Supreme Judicial Court provides by rule;
[ 1997, c. 4, §2 (AMD) .]
2.    All proceedings for murder shall be prosecuted by indictment; and
[ 1977, c. 510, §19 (AMD) .]
3.    The District Courts have jurisdiction to try civil violations and Class D and E crimes and to impose sentence in Class A, B and C crimes in which the District Court has accepted a plea of guilty.
[ 2005, c. 326, §2 (AMD); 2005, c. 326, §5 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW). 1975, c. 740, §17 (AMD). 1977, c. 510, §19 (AMD). 1997, c. 4, §2 (AMD). 2005, c. 326, §2 (AMD). 2005, c. 326, §5 (AFF).