Maine Revised Statutes

§207-A. Domestic violence assault

1.   A person is guilty of domestic violence assault if:
A. The person violates section 207 and the victim is a family or household member as defined in Title 19-A, section 4002, subsection 4. Violation of this paragraph is a Class D crime; or [2007, c. 436, §1 (NEW); 2007, c. 436, §7 (AFF).]
B. The person violates paragraph A and at the time of the offense:
(1) Has one or more prior convictions for violating paragraph A or for violating section 209-A, 210-B, 210-C or 211-A or one or more prior convictions for engaging in conduct substantially similar to that contained in paragraph A or in section 209-A, 210-B, 210-C or 211-A in another jurisdiction;
(2) Has one or more prior convictions for violating Title 19-A, section 4011, subsection 1 or one or more prior convictions for engaging in conduct substantially similar to that contained in Title 19-A, section 4011, subsection 1 in another jurisdiction; or
(3) Has one or more prior convictions for violating Title 15, section 1092, subsection 1, paragraph B when the condition of release violated is specified in Title 15, section 1026, subsection 3, paragraph A, subparagraph (5) or (8) when the alleged victim in the case for which the defendant was on bail was a family or household member as defined in Title 19-A, section 4002, subsection 4.
Violation of this paragraph is a Class C crime. [2011, c. 640, Pt. B, §1 (AMD).]
[ 2011, c. 640, Pt. B, §1 (AMD) .]
2.   Section 9-A governs the use of prior convictions when determining a sentence.
[ 2007, c. 436, §1 (NEW); 2007, c. 436, §7 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 436, §1 (NEW). 2007, c. 436, §7 (AFF). 2011, c. 640, Pt. B, §1 (AMD).

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