Maine Revised Statutes

§3303. Dismissal of petition with prejudice

On motion made by or on behalf of a juvenile, or by the court itself, a petition must be dismissed with prejudice if it was not filed within 9 months from the date the juvenile was referred to the juvenile community corrections officer for an intake assessment, unless the prosecuting attorney either before or after the expiration of the 9-month period files a motion for an extension of time for the filing of a petition, accompanied by the reasons for this extension. The court may for good cause extend the time for bringing a petition for any period of time that is less than the limitation established in section 3105-A. [1999, c. 624, Pt. B, §13 (AMD).]

SECTION HISTORY
1977, c. 520, §1 (NEW). 1977, c. 664, §23 (AMD). 1983, c. 176, §A6 (AMD). 1985, c. 439, §12 (AMD). 1995, c. 133, §1 (AMD). 1999, c. 624, §B13 (AMD).