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).]

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).