Overview Description

Records of an arrest or court proceeding in which no active prosecution is pending become confidential one year from arrest, summons, or the filing of charges. 16 M.R.S. § 703(2)(A), (F).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The procedure is automatic.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

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

Waiting Periods

The records become confidential one year from arrest, summons, or the filing of charges.

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