Code of Maine Rules
26 - DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
239 - DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL - GENERAL
Chapter 3 - STANDARDS FOR THE OPERATION OF ARREST WARRANT REPOSITORIES
SUMMARY: By virtue of Chapter 402 of the Public Laws of 1991, the District Attorney of each Court District was directed to designate, with the approval of the resident District Court Judge, at least one law enforcement agency to be responsible for the maintenance, administration and retention of attested copies of arrest warrants issued by the Courts. That legislation also directed the Attorney General to adopt standards for the operation of the designated arrest warrant repositories. These standards provide direction to the repositories as to who may take physical possession of an attested copy of an arrest warrant; what information must be contained in an arrest warrant; when an arrest warrant must be entered into the State's computer database; under what circumstances a warrant may be entered into the National Crime Information Center [NCIC] database; where the original arrest warrant must be stored; how arrest warrants are validated and under what circumstances they may be cancelled or recalled and removed from any computer database; and the responsibility of the repository to prepare lists of outstanding warrants.
April 22, 1992
April 4, 2000
FISCAL IMPACT NOTE AS REQUIRED BY 5 M.R.S.A. §8063:
As mentioned in the Fact Sheet, it is difficult at this time to provide an estimated fiscal impact of these Standards. There is some dispute as to whether the legislation (Chapter 402 of the Public Laws of 1991) will have a fiscal impact on counties, but it is not believed that these particular rules will have any fiscal impact.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 15 M.R.S.A. §605