Its been a busy last week or so in York County Courts. We had 3 consecutive cases filed in York County Courts. These Courts include the District Courts in York, Biddeford and the Superior Court in Alfred. The 3 cases involved various charges, including Assault, Criminal Threatening, Theft and Refusing to Submit to Arrest or Detention.
A "filing" is a legal procedure discussed in Rule 11B of the Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure. Essentially, a filing is simply a delayed dismissal. If the defendants in these cases do not commit new criminal conduct within the filing period - usually a year - the cases are automatically dismissed. Unlike a deferred disposition, a filing does not require that the defendant enter a plea. Rather, the cases are simply dismissed after the filing period elapses.
Congratulations to our clients on these results.