Hello members of Defensive Carry.com!
I have a question regarding possessing a firearm while consuming alcoholic beverages. I'm from Maine, and Maine state law says this.
Can someone please explain this to me is terms that are a little easier to understand?1. A person is guilty of criminal possession of a firearm if:
A. Not being a law enforcement officer or a professional investigator licensed under Title 32, chapter 89 and actually performing as a professional investigator, the person possesses any firearm on the premises of a licensed establishment posted to prohibit or restrict the possession of firearms in a manner reasonably likely to come to the attention of patrons, in violation of the posted prohibition or restriction; or [2011, c. 366, §2 (AMD).]
B. While under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs or a combination of liquor and drugs or with an excessive alcohol level, the person possesses a firearm in a licensed establishment.
I'm aware it is illegal to possess a firearm while "under the influence of intoxicating liquor", (logically!) but what is the legal definition of "under the influence"?
Would that be .08?
I went to the police station today and inquired about my conceal carry application. The dispatcher told me to come back Monday so that the Chief of police can meet with me and sign it, and I just want to make sure I'm aware of the laws before I actually carry.