Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A. Motor Vehicles § 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.

2. Jury trial.  There is no right to trial by jury for a traffic infraction.

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.

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.


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