1.    A person is guilty of aggravated criminal trespass if, knowing that that person is not licensed or privileged to do so, that person enters a dwelling place and:
A. While in the dwelling place violates any provision of chapter 9 or chapter 11; or [1999, c. 434, §1 (NEW).]

B. At the time of the offense, the person has 2 or more prior convictions for any combination of the Maine offenses listed in this paragraph or for engaging in substantially similar conduct to that of the Maine offenses listed in this paragraph in another jurisdiction. The Maine offenses are: burglary in a dwelling place or criminal trespass in a dwelling place. Section 9-A governs the use of prior convictions when determining a sentence. [2007, c. 476, §22 (AMD).]

[ 2007, c. 476, §22 (AMD) .]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 402-A

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
2.    Aggravated criminal trespass is a Class C crime.
[ 1999, c. 434, §1 (NEW) .]


1999, c. 434, §1 (NEW). 2001, c. 383, §59 (AMD). 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF). 2007, c. 476, §22 (AMD).