Maine Revised Statutes

§1058. Unauthorized possession of firearm in courthouse

1.    A person is guilty of unauthorized possession of a firearm in a courthouse if that person in fact possesses a firearm in a courthouse.
[ 2005, c. 527, §9 (AMD) .]
2.    This section does not apply to:
A. A law enforcement officer, a corrections officer or a corrections supervisor engaged in the performance of the law enforcement officer's, corrections officer's or corrections supervisor's public duty; [2007, c. 466, Pt. C, §6 (AMD).]
B. A person possessing an unloaded firearm for the purpose of offering the firearm as evidence in a civil or criminal proceeding if the presiding judge or justice has granted prior approval in writing to the person and the person possesses a copy of the written approval; or [2007, c. 466, Pt. C, §6 (AMD).]
C. An employee of a courier or security service in the course and scope of employment for the courier or security service, as approved by the judicial marshal. [2013, c. 147, §1 (AMD).]
[ 2013, c. 147, §1 (AMD) .]
2-A.    It is not a defense to a prosecution under this section that the person holds a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun issued under Title 25, chapter 252.
[ 2013, c. 424, Pt. A, §7 (AMD) .]
3.    Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a courthouse is a Class D crime.
[ 2005, c. 527, §9 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2005, c. 175, §1 (NEW). 2005, c. 527, §9 (AMD). 2007, c. 466, Pt. C, §6 (AMD). 2013, c. 147, §1 (AMD). 2013, c. 424, Pt. A, §7 (AMD).

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