Atkinson, NH asked in Criminal Law for Maine

Q: What is the statute of limitations on being charged with Class E misdemeanor? How does Maine issue warrants?

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  • Bangor, ME
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A: The statute of limitations for a Class E misdemeanor is 3 years. There are some exceptions and exertions that can apply, such as when the person is absent from the State of Maine. You'll want to review Title 17-A Section 8 of the Maine Revised Statutes.

A warrant is issued by either Judge, Justice, or Justice of the Peace. In order for a warrant to issue, the Judge, Justice, or Justice of the Peace must find there is probable cause that a crime has been committed for an arrest warrant to issue.

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