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Legal Information: Maine

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
March 4, 2020

How does Maine state law classify felony and misdemeanor crimes?

Maine classifies crimes by categories of seriousness A through E, with A being the most serious and E the least.1 The terms felony and misdemeanor are not used in Maine statutes.2 According to federal law, a felony is a crime punishable by a prison sentence of more than one year.3 In Maine, Class A, B, and C crimes are punishable by more than one year in prison.1

1 ME ST T. 17-A § 1604(1)
2Maine Legislature website
3 18 USC § 3559