Maine Revised Statutes

§16503. Evidentiary burden

1. Civil.  In a civil action or administrative proceeding under this chapter, a person claiming an exemption, exception, preemption or exclusion has the burden to prove the applicability of the exemption, exception, preemption or exclusion.
[ 2005, c. 65, Pt. A, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Criminal.  In a criminal proceeding under this chapter, a person claiming an exemption, exception, preemption or exclusion has the burden to prove by a preponderance of the evidence any such affirmative defense.
[ 2005, c. 65, Pt. A, §2 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2005, c. 65, §A2 (NEW).