Maine Revised Statutes

§102-A. Military orders

1.    It is a defense if the person engaged in the conduct charged to constitute a crime in obedience to an order of the person's superior in the armed services that the person did not know to be unlawful.
[ 2007, c. 173, §17 (AMD) .]
2.    If the person was reckless in failing to know the unlawful nature of such an order, the defense is unavailable in a prosecution for a crime for which recklessness suffices to establish liability.
[ 2007, c. 173, §17 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1981, c. 324, §25 (NEW). 2007, c. 173, §17 (AMD).

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