Overview Description

Records of an arrest or court proceeding that did not lead to a conviction immediately become confidential. 16 M.R.S. § 703(2).

Ineligible Category or Citation

A case that ends with a verdict or plea of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity. 16 M.R.S. § 703(2)(H).

Procedure General

The procedure is automatic.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


Arrest and court records are confidential and may only be disseminated as specified in 16 M.R.S. section 705.

Waiting Periods

Records become confidential immediately upon disposition.

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