Bangor, ME asked in Criminal Law for Maine

Q: In the state of Maine 3 class e thefts is a felony or is it 3 of them in a 10 year period that is a felony?

Like if I got a class e theft in 2004 then one in 2019 then one in 2021 could the new one be a felony? I have got conflicting reports on this. For 3 class e thefts to be a felony in Maine do they have to happen in a 10 year period?

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Hunter J Tzovarras
Hunter J Tzovarras
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bangor, ME
  • Licensed in Maine

A: It is 2 prior convictions for theft within 10 years of the present theft. The conviction date is the date you're found guilty and sentenced not the date the theft occurred. If there are 2 prior convictions before the alleged third theft then it can be charged as a Class C felony. The dates you describe would not fit within the felony definition. Thanks

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