Maine Revised Statutes

§10657. Civil trespass

1. Prohibition.  While engaging in any activity regulated under this Part, a person, knowing that the person is not licensed or privileged to do so, may not:
A. Enter or cause a projectile to enter any place from which that person may lawfully be excluded and that is posted in accordance with Title 17-A, section 402, subsection 4 or in a manner reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders or that is fenced or otherwise enclosed in a manner designed to exclude intruders; or [2007, c. 334, §1 (NEW).]
B. Enter or remain in or cause a projectile to enter or remain in any place in defiance of a lawful order not to enter or an order to vacate that was personally communicated to that person by the owner of the place or another authorized person. [2007, c. 334, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 334, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Civil penalties.  The following penalties apply to violations of this section.
A. A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $500 may be adjudged. [2007, c. 334, §1 (NEW).]
B. A person who violates this section after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime. [2007, c. 334, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 334, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Definition.  For the purposes of this section, "projectile" means a bullet, pellet, shot, shell, ball, arrow, bolt or other object propelled or launched from a firearm or a bow, crossbow or similar tensile device.
[ 2007, c. 334, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 334, §1 (NEW).