Maine Revised Statutes

§103. Traffic infraction

1. Traffic infraction.  A traffic infraction is not a crime. The penalty for a traffic infraction may not be deemed for any purpose a penal or criminal punishment.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Jury trial.  There is no right to trial by jury for a traffic infraction.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
3. Exclusive penalty.  The exclusive penalty for a traffic infraction is a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $500, unless specifically authorized, or suspension of a license, or both.
[ 1995, c. 584, Pt. B, §2 (AMD) .]
4. Standard of proof.   The burden of proof that a traffic infraction has occurred is on the State and must be established by a standard of a preponderance of the evidence.
[ 2011, c. 156, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 1995, c. 584, §B2 (AMD). 2011, c. 156, §1 (AMD).