Maine Revised Statutes

§2602. Jurisdiction

1. Traffic infractions.  The District Court has original and exclusive jurisdiction over prosecutions for traffic infractions.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Other violations.  The District Court has original and concurrent jurisdiction with the Superior Court over prosecutions for other violations of this Title.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
3. Class C or greater.  For Class C or greater crimes, the District Court jurisdiction is subject to Title 4, section 165 and Title 17-A, section 9.
[ 1999, c. 731, Pt. ZZZ, §38 (AMD); 1999, c. 731, Pt. ZZZ, §42 (AFF) .]
4. Fines.  Except as otherwise provided in this Title, fines and forfeitures collected under this Title accrue to the General Fund, except that:
A. Six percent of fines and forfeitures collected for all traffic infractions, including fines and forfeitures collected for traffic infractions under section 561-A, accrues to the Law Enforcement Agency Reimbursement Fund established in Title 4, section 173, subsection 4-B. This paragraph does not apply to sections 525, 1767 and 2363; [2001, c. 565, Pt. F, §3 (AMD).]
B. Of the fines and forfeitures collected for traffic infractions under sections 511, 2354, 2356, 2360, 2380, 2387 and 2388, 7% accrues to the General Fund, 6% accrues to the Law Enforcement Agency Reimbursement Fund and the balance accrues to the General Highway Fund; and [2003, c. 498, §6 (AMD); 2003, c. 498, §12 (AFF).]
C. Of the fines and forfeitures collected for violations other than traffic infractions under sections 511, 2354, 2356, 2360, 2380, 2387 and 2388, only $5 or 13%, whichever is greater, accrues to the General Fund and the balance accrues to the Highway Fund. [2003, c. 498, §6 (AMD); 2003, c. 498, §12 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 498, §6 (AMD); 2003, c. 498, §12 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 1997, c. 750, §A3 (AMD). 1999, c. 731, §ZZZ38 (AMD). 1999, c. 731, §ZZZ42 (AFF). 2001, c. 565, §F3 (AMD). 2003, c. 498, §6 (AMD). 2003, c. 498, §12 (AFF).