Maine Revised Statutes

§4-A. Crimes and civil violations outside the code

1.   Except as provided in section 1, subsection 2, this section becomes effective October 24, 1977.
[ 1981, c. 324, §4 (RPR) .]
2-A.   A statute outside this code may be expressly designated as a Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D or Class E crime, in which case sentencing for violation of such a statute is governed by the provisions of this code.
[ 1981, c. 324, §6 (NEW) .]
3.   In statutes defining crimes which are outside this code and which are not expressly designated as Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D or Class E crimes, the class depends upon the imprisonment penalty that is provided as follows. If the maximum period authorized by the statute defining the crime:
A. Exceeds 10 years, the crime is a Class A crime; [1975, c. 740, §14 (NEW).]
B. Exceeds 5 years, but does not exceed 10 years, the crime is a Class B crime; [1975, c. 740, §14 (NEW).]
C. Exceeds 3 years, but does not exceed 5 years, the crime is a Class C crime; [1975, c. 740, §14 (NEW).]
D. Exceeds one year, but does not exceed 3 years, the crime is a Class D crime; and [1975, c. 740, §14 (NEW).]
E. Does not exceed one year, the crime is a Class E crime. [1975, c. 740, §14 (NEW).]
[ 1975, c. 740, §14 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1975, c. 740, §14 (NEW). 1977, c. 510, §§15,16 (AMD). 1977, c. 564, §84 (AMD). 1977, c. 661, §6 (AMD). 1981, c. 324, §§4-7 (AMD). 1981, c. 698, §91 (AMD). 1985, c. 282, §2 (AMD). 1991, c. 622, §N2 (AMD).

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