Legal Statutes: Maine
UPDATED November 28, 2012
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- Maine Revised Statutes (select sections)
- Title 5. Administrative Procedures and Services
- Part 12. Human Rights
- Chapter 337-A. Protection from Harassment
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- Part 1. Criminal Procedure Generally
- Chapter 15. Possession of Firearms by Prohibited Persons
- Title 17. Crimes
- Chapter 93-C. Interference with Constitutional and Civil Rights
- Title 17-A. Maine Criminal Code
- Part 1. General Principles
- Part 2. Substantive Offenses
- Chapter 9. Offenses Against the Person
- Chapter 11. Sexual Assaults
- Chapter 13. Kidnapping and Criminal Restraint
- Chapter 21. Offenses Against Public Order
- Chapter 33. Arson and Other Property Destruction
- Title 19-A. Domestic Relations
- Part 3. Parents and Children
- Chapter 51. General Provisions
- Chapter 55. Rights and Responsibilities
- Chapter 58. Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
- Chapter 59. Visitation Rights of Grandparents
- Chapter 63. Child Support Guidelines
- Part 4. Protection from Abuse
- Chapter 101. Protection from Abuse
- Title 22. Health and Welfare
- Subtitle 3. Income Supplementation
- Part 2. Aged, Blind, Disabled or Medically Indigent Persons
- Chapter 958-A. Adult Protective Services
- Subchapter 1. General Provisions
- Part 3. Children
- Chapter 1071. Child and Family Services and Child Protection Act
- Subchapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 9. Offenses Against the Person
1. A person is guilty of manslaughter if that person:
A. Recklessly, or with criminal negligence, causes the death of another human being. Violation of this paragraph is a Class A crime;
B. Intentionally or knowingly causes the death of another human being under circumstances that do not constitute murder because the person causes the death while under the influence of extreme anger or extreme fear brought about by adequate provocation. Adequate provocation has the same meaning as in section 201, subsection 4. The fact that the person causes the death while under the influence of extreme anger or extreme fear brought about by adequate provocation constitutes a mitigating circumstance reducing murder to manslaughter and need not be proved in any prosecution initiated under this subsection. Violation of this paragraph is a Class A crime; or
C. Has direct and personal management or control of any employment, place of employment or other employee, and intentionally or knowingly violates any occupational safety or health standard of this State or the Federal Government, and that violation in fact causes the death of an employee and that death is a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the violation. This paragraph does not apply to:
(1) Any person who performs a public function either on a volunteer basis or for minimal compensation for services rendered; or
(2) Any public employee responding to or acting at a life-threatening situation who is forced to make and does make a judgment reasonably calculated to save the life of a human being.
Violation of this paragraph is a Class C crime.
2. Repealed. Laws 1983, c. 480, § B, 23.
3. Deleted. Laws 2001, c. 383, § 9.
A. Repealed. Laws 1997, c. 34, § 1.
B. Deleted. Laws 2001, c. 383, § 9.
3-A. Repealed. Laws 1989, c. 872, § 2.
1975, c. 499, § 1, eff. May 1, 1976; 1977, c. 510, § 40; 1983, c. 217; 1983, c. 372, § 2; 1983, c. 480, § B, 23; 1987, c. 678, § 1; 1989, c. 505, §§ 1, 2; 1989, c. 872, §§ 1, 2; 1989, c. 873, eff; April 19, 1990; 1997, c. 34, § 1; 2001, c. 383, § 9, eff. Jan. 31, 2003.