Chapter 2 - FORFEITURE RULES

  1. § 239-2-1 - Standards for Initiation of Civil Forfeiture Actions (5 M.R.S.A. section 5822)
  2. § 239-2-2 - Standards for Settlement of Civil Forfeiture Actions
  3. § 239-2-3 - Standards for Equitable Transfer of Forfeited Assets (15 M.R.S.A. sections 5822, 5824)
  4. § 239-2-4 - Records
  5. § 239-2-5 - Relationship of Rules to Claims
  6. § 239-2-6 - Appeals

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

SUMMARY: The following rules are designed to implement certain asset forfeiture provisions of the Maine Asset Forfeiture Law, 15 M.R.S.A. §5821 et seq. These rules make uniform throughout the State the procedures and standards for the initiation and settlement of forfeiture actions and for the distribution of the proceeds of forfeiture actions. They are adopted pursuant to 15 M.R.S.A. §5822(7). Forfeiture actions should not result in preferential treatment in any criminal matter for offenders with substantial financial resources.

Notes

EFFECTIVE DATE:
December 12, 1990
NON-SUBSTANTIVE CORRECTIONS:
April 4, 2000

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 15 M.R.S.A., Section5822(7)

Note: Reference is made to Roman numerals. In order to comply with the format established by the Secretary of State, Roman numerals were changed to Arabic numerals.

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