Maine Revised Statutes

§3307. Publicity and record

1. Juvenile hearings conducted as they would be for adults. 
[ 1979, c. 681, §18 (RP) .]
1-A. Release of identity.  A law enforcement officer, officer of the court or juvenile community corrections officer may not release the identity of any juvenile until a petition is filed charging the juvenile with a juvenile crime described in subsection 2. This section does not preclude the release of the identity of a juvenile to a complainant or victim if a juvenile community corrections officer decides not to file a petition in accordance with section 3301, subsection 5, paragraph A or B or if the juvenile community corrections officer requests the prosecuting attorney to file a petition in accordance with section 3301, subsection 5, paragraph C.
[ 1999, c. 624, Pt. B, §17 (AMD) .]
2. Certain hearings public. 
A. Once a petition is filed, the general public may not be excluded from a proceeding on a juvenile crime that would constitute murder or a Class A, Class B or Class C crime if the juvenile involved were an adult; from a proceeding on a juvenile crime that would constitute a Class D crime if the juvenile involved were an adult and the juvenile has previously been adjudicated of committing a juvenile crime that would constitute a Class D or higher class crime not arising from the same underlying transaction; or from a subsequent dispositional hearing in such cases. [2007, c. 196, §4 (AMD).]
B. The general public is excluded from all other juvenile hearings and proceedings, except that a juvenile charged with a juvenile crime that would constitute murder or a Class A, Class B or Class C offense and with a juvenile crime that would constitute a juvenile's first Class D offense or Class E offense or with conduct described in section 3103, subsection 1, paragraph B, C or E, arising from the same underlying transaction may elect to have all charges adjudicated in one hearing, and, when a juvenile does so elect, the general public is not excluded from that hearing. [2009, c. 93, §9 (AMD).]
C. [1979, c. 681, §19 (RP).]
[ 2009, c. 93, §9 (AMD) .]
3. Record.  A verbatim record shall be made of all detention, bind over, adjudicatory and dispositional hearings.
[ 1979, c. 512, §4 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1977, c. 520, §1 (NEW). 1977, c. 664, §§26-29 (AMD). 1979, c. 233, §1 (AMD). 1979, c. 373, §§2,3 (AMD). 1979, c. 512, §4 (AMD). 1979, c. 681, §§18,19 (AMD). 1981, c. 361, (AMD). 1989, c. 421, (AMD). 1989, c. 445, §5 (AMD). 1991, c. 493, §19 (AMD). 1991, c. 776, §1 (AMD). 1995, c. 470, §7 (AMD). 1999, c. 624, §B17 (AMD). 2003, c. 180, §8 (AMD). 2007, c. 196, §4 (AMD). 2009, c. 93, §9 (AMD).