Maine Revised Statutes

§2524. General penalties

1. Criminal violation.  A person who violates this chapter or the rules adopted under this chapter for which no other criminal penalty is provided by this chapter commits a Class E crime. If the violation involves intent to defraud or any distribution or attempted distribution of a product that is adulterated, except as defined in section 2511, subsection 1, paragraph K, the person commits a Class D crime.
[ 1999, c. 799, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Civil violation.  A person who violates this chapter or any rule adopted under this chapter commits a civil violation for which a forfeiture of not more than $1,000 may be adjudged for each violation. If the commissioner finds that the violation occurred despite the exercise of due care, the commissioner may issue a warning instead of seeking a forfeiture.
[ 1999, c. 799, §1 (NEW) .]
1999, c. 777, §1 (NEW).