An Act Regarding Forfeiture of Assets of Persons Convicted of Certain Criminal Restraint Offenses, Aggravated Sex Trafficking Offenses and Sex Trafficking Offenses
Sec. 1. 15 MRSA §5826, sub-§1, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 421, §1, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 15 MRSA §5826, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2015, c. 431, §33, is further amended to read:
Sec. 3. 15 MRSA §5826, sub-§7, ¶A, as enacted by PL 1999, c. 395, §1, is amended to read:
(1) There was probable cause to support the seizure of the property at the time of its seizure;
(2) The interested party has knowledge of the seizure of the property or the property was seized under circumstances in which a reasonable person would have knowledge of the seizure of that person's property; and
(3) The interested party has failed to appear for any court appearance in accordance with Title 17-A, section 302, subsection 1; section 852; section 853; or chapter 45 for a violation that forms the basis of the forfeiture, and that a warrant of arrest for the interested party for such failure to appear has been outstanding for 6 months or more; and
This bill provides for criminal forfeiture of property of a person convicted of certain criminal restraint offenses in violation of the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 302, subsection 1; aggravated sex trafficking offenses in violation of Title 17-A, section 852; and sex trafficking offenses in violation of Title 17-A, section 853.