In Maine, drug and alcohol offenses, DUI offenses, and being a runaway are status offense behaviors. The upper age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offender jurisdiction is 17. The lower age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offense jurisdiction is not specified.
In Maine, there is no specific classification for youth who commit status offenses, however, legislation in the Maine Juvenile Code allows a law enforcement officer to take a juvenile runaway into interim care (temporary physical control). The district court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 21.