Aroostook County Government

A criminal complaint is a short statement of essential facts about an alleged crime, which, when filed in Court, formally begins the criminal process. Facts about a crime are submitted to the District Attorney's Office by a law enforcement agency. If the evidence is deemed sufficient to prosecute, a complaint is filed. The District Attorney's Office can authorize a complaint for any crime. Murder is punishable by at least 25 years to life. Class A crimes are punishable by incarceration of up to 40 years. Class D and E (sometimes called misdemeanors) are punishable by less than 1 year in jail and/or a fine less than $2,000. Misdemeanors may be prosecuted in the District Court (before a judge only); although, many are transferred to Superior Court for jury trials at the defendant's request. Almost all A, B and C crimes are prosecuted in Superior Court.

District Attorney

Todd Collins
District Attorney

Carrie L. Linthicum
Deputy District Attorney

John Pluto
Kurt A. Kafferlin
James Mitchill
Assistant District Attorneys

Victim Witness Advocates