Maine Revised Statutes

§2104. Improper plates

1. Attaching false plates.  A person commits a Class E crime if that person attaches to a vehicle a registration plate assigned to another vehicle or not currently assigned to that vehicle.
[ 2003, c. 452, Pt. Q, §58 (AMD); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF) .]
1-A. Permitting attachment of false plates.  A person commits a Class E crime if that person permits to be attached to a vehicle a registration plate assigned to another vehicle or not currently assigned to that vehicle.
[ 2003, c. 452, Pt. Q, §59 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF) .]
2. False identification.  A person commits a Class E crime if that person obscures identification numbers, identification letters, the state name, validation sticker or mark distinguishing the type of plate attached to a vehicle.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
3. Manufacturing or reproduction of plates.  A person commits a Class D crime if that person manufactures or reproduces registration plates without the consent of the Secretary of State.
[ 1995, c. 65, Pt. A, §109 (NEW); 1995, c. 65, Pt. A, §153 (AFF); 1995, c. 65, Pt. C, §15 (AFF) .]
4. Alterations to registration plates.  Except when a greater penalty is applicable, a person commits a traffic infraction if that person adds or attaches to a registration plate a decal, symbol, slogan, mark, letter or number not authorized by law or by the Secretary of State.
[ 1995, c. 645, Pt. B, §6 (NEW); 1995, c. 645, Pt. B, §24 (AFF) .]
5. Strict liability.  Violation of subsection 1, 2 or 3 is a strict liability crime as defined in Title 17-A, section 34, subsection 4-A.
[ 2003, c. 452, Pt. Q, §60 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 1995, c. 65, §A109 (AMD). 1995, c. 65, §§A153,C15 (AFF). 1995, c. 645, §B16 (AMD). 1995, c. 645, §B24 (AFF). 2003, c. 452, §§Q58-60 (AMD). 2003, c. 452, §X2 (AFF).

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