Maine Revised Statutes

§1002. Criminal use of disabling chemicals

1.    A person is guilty of criminal use of disabling chemicals if he intentionally sprays or otherwise uses upon any other person chemical mace or any similar substance composed of a mixture of gas and chemicals which has or is designed to have a disabling effect upon human beings.
[ 1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW) .]
2.    Criminal use of disabling chemicals is a Class D crime.
[ 1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW) .]
3.    This section shall not apply to the use of those disabling chemicals when that use is for the purpose of:
A. Defending a person under section 108; [1979, c. 55, (NEW).]
B. Defending premises under section 104; or [1979, c. 55, (NEW).]
C. Retaking property, preventing that taking or preventing criminal mischief under section 105; [1979, c. 55, (NEW).]
as authorized for the use of nondeadly force.
[ 1979, c. 55, (RPR) .]
1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW). 1979, c. 55, (AMD).