Maine Revised Statutes

§1203. Split sentences

1.   
[ 1999, c. 788, §3 (RP) .]
1-A.    The court may sentence a person to a term of imprisonment, not to exceed the maximum term authorized for the crime, an initial portion of which must be served and the remainder of which must be suspended. The period of probation commences on the date the person is released from the initial unsuspended portion of the term of imprisonment, unless the court orders it to commence on an earlier date.
A. If the period of probation commences upon release of the person from the initial unsuspended portion of the term of imprisonment, the court may revoke probation for any criminal conduct committed during that initial period of imprisonment. [1999, c. 788, §4 (NEW).]
B. The court may revoke probation if, during the initial unsuspended portion of the term of imprisonment, a person sentenced as a repeat sexual assault offender, pursuant to section 1252, subsection 4-B, refuses to actively participate in a sex offender treatment program in accordance with the expectations and judgment of the treatment providers, when requested to do so by the Department of Corrections. [2003, c. 711, Pt. B, §17 (AMD).]
B-1. The court may revoke probation if, during an unsuspended portion of the term of imprisonment:
(1) The person has contact with a victim with whom the person has been ordered not to have contact as a condition of probation;
(2) In the case of a person who has been committed to the Department of Corrections, the person has contact with any victim with whom the person has been prohibited to have contact by the Department of Corrections; or
(3) In the case of a person who has been committed to a county or regional jail, the person has contact with any victim with whom the person has been prohibited to have contact by the county or regional jail.
"Victim," as used in this paragraph, has the same meaning as in section 1171, subsection 2 and section 1175. [2017, c. 128, §4 (NEW).]
C. As to both the suspended and unsuspended portions of the sentence, the place of imprisonment must be as follows.
(1) For a Class D or Class E crime the court must specify a county jail as the place of imprisonment.
(2) For a Class A, Class B or Class C crime the court must:
(a) Specify a county jail as the place of imprisonment for any portion of the sentence that is 9 months or less; and
(b) Commit the person to the Department of Corrections for any portion of the sentence that is more than 9 months. [1999, c. 788, §4 (NEW).]
D. If execution of the sentence is stayed, the court may revoke probation for criminal conduct committed during the period of stay or for failure to report as ordered. [2007, c. 344, §2 (NEW).]
[ 2017, c. 128, §4 (AMD) .]
2.   
[ 1983, c. 268, §2 (RP) .]
2-A.    In any prosecution for a crime committed prior to September 23, 1983, the court may, with the consent of the defendant, impose sentence under subsection 1-A.
[ 1999, c. 788, §5 (AMD) .]
3.   
[ 1985, c. 282, §5 (RP) .]
4.    Each person sentenced to an initial unsuspended term of imprisonment in excess of 120 days under this section for a crime committed on or after July 6, 1978, and on or before September 13, 1979, shall earn deductions authorized by section 1253, subsections 3, 3-A, 3-B and 4.
[ 1979, c. 707, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW). 1977, c. 510, §69 (AMD). 1977, c. 671, §27 (RPR). 1979, c. 379, §§1,2 (AMD). 1979, c. 512, §§38-40 (AMD). 1979, c. 663, §122 (AMD). 1979, c. 707, §1 (AMD). 1983, c. 268, §§1,2 (AMD). 1983, c. 673, §§1,2 (AMD). 1985, c. 282, §5 (AMD). 1985, c. 821, §6 (AMD). 1989, c. 693, §1 (AMD). 1989, c. 925, §10 (AMD). 1995, c. 425, §1 (AMD). 1999, c. 24, §3 (AMD). 1999, c. 788, §§3-5 (AMD). 2003, c. 711, §B17 (AMD). 2007, c. 344, §2 (AMD). 2017, c. 128, §4 (AMD).