Maine Revised Statutes

§1058. Unauthorized possession of firearm in courthouse

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.
[ 2005, c. 527, §9 (AMD) .]
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; [2007, c. 466, Pt. C, §6 (AMD).]
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 [2007, c. 466, Pt. C, §6 (AMD).]
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. [2013, c. 147, §1 (AMD).]
[ 2013, c. 147, §1 (AMD) .]
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.
[ 2013, c. 424, Pt. A, §7 (AMD) .]
3.    Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a courthouse is a Class D crime.
[ 2005, c. 527, §9 (AMD) .]
2005, c. 175, §1 (NEW). 2005, c. 527, §9 (AMD). 2007, c. 466, Pt. C, §6 (AMD). 2013, c. 147, §1 (AMD). 2013, c. 424, Pt. A, §7 (AMD).