Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A. Maine Criminal Code § 1058. Unauthorized possession of firearm in courthouse

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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.

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;

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

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.

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.   1

3.  Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a courthouse is a Class D crime.

1  25 M.R.S.A. § 2001 et seq.

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