Maine Revised Statutes

§502. Failure to disperse

1.    When 6 or more persons are participating in a course of disorderly conduct likely to cause substantial harm or serious inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm, a law enforcement officer may order the participants and others in the immediate vicinity to disperse.
[ 1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW) .]
2.    A person is guilty of failure to disperse if the person knowingly fails to comply with an order made pursuant to subsection 1 and:
A. The person is a participant in the course of disorderly conduct. Violation of this paragraph is a Class D crime; or [2001, c. 383, §64 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]
B. The person is in the immediate vicinity of the disorderly conduct. Violation of this paragraph is a Class E crime. [2001, c. 383, §64 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]
[ 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF); 2001, c. 383, §64 (RPR) .]
3.   
[ 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF); 2001, c. 383, §65 (RP) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW). 2001, c. 383, §§64,64 (AMD). 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).