Courts in Maine
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Maine's state court system includes an exclusive Probate Court, District Courts, Superior Courts, and the Supreme Judicial Court Sitting as Law Court. Maine Probate Courts handles matters including probate/estates, and adoptions. The Maine District Courts handle a wide variety of civil cases including those relating to torts, contracts, real property, mental health, domestic relations, juvenile, traffic, and small claims. Maine's 17 Superior Courts also have jurisdiction over tort, contract, and real property cases, and also handle civil and criminal appeals. Maine's Supreme Judicial Court Sitting as Law Court is the state's 'court of last resort' and handles criminal, civil, and administrative agency appeals.

The State of Maine Judicial Branch's website (,) provides a great deal of information regarding Maine courts. You can also pay a traffic ticket or court fine online, and search for opinions and orders. You can also search for registered sex offenders in Maine. If you're seeking Maine court records, unfortunately, these aren't provided online. Most Maine court documents are public record, and can be viewed by contacting the clerk's office in the county where the case took place.
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28, Jul 2014 - Bangor, ME It’s time for Maine to break a cruel cycle of poverty and incarceration
Alan Cunningham of Bangor organizes the thrift shop downstairs at The Together Place in Bangor in February. Cunningham is in the ReFinement program, which allows people convicted of crimes to pay them back through community service.
28, Jul 2014 - Camden, ME Retired teacher goes on trial in wife's cliff push
A retired Kansas schoolteacher accused of pushing his wife off a cliff in Maine is going on trial on attempted murder charges.
28, Jul 2014 - Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port
South Portland, Maine, has blocked crude oil from being loaded onto ships at its port. Environmentalists are cheering, but the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. says the ban won't hold up in court.
28, Jul 2014 - Former special education teacher from Norridgewock admits to sexually abusing boys
Posted July 08, 2014, at 4:18 p.m. Last modified July 08, 2014, at 7:33 p.m. BANGOR, Maine — A former special education teacher admitted in federal court on Tuesday that he photographed himself sexually abusing three young boys in 2013 and then emailed the child pornography to other pedophiles.
28, Jul 2014 - Camden, ME Maine cliff push trial drawing to a close
ROCKLAND, Maine — The trial of a former Maine man charged with bashing his wife with a rock and pushing her off a cliff in Camden Hills State Park is winding down in a courtroom in Rockland. Closing arguments were planned Monday in the trial of 71-year-old Charles Black, who's charged with attempted murder, two counts of elevated aggravated assault and three counts of aggravated assault.
28, Jul 2014 - ACA proponents say ruling shouldn't be reason to panic
Despite a Tuesday morning federal appeals court ruling that people cannot use government tax breaks, or subsidies, to buy health insurance through federally-run Affordable Care Act marketplaces, Maine Consumers for Affordable Health Care said Mainers should not be concerned.
28, Jul 2014 - Federal courts disagree over Obamacare, creating uncertainty about Mainers’ health insurance subs
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
27, Jul 2014 - Waldo, ME Boston cops net Maine escapee
A prison escapee from Maine, who left a note apologizing to family and law enforcement for going on the lam earlier this month, was captured in Mattapan on Friday by Boston police. Department spokeswoman Officer Neva Coakley said Tyler D. Malmstrom, 23, “was attempting to get into a car with a woman” at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday when members of the ...
27, Jul 2014 - Bail $10M for Vancouver cop-shooting suspect
VANCOUVER -- One of two men arrested after a Vancouver motorcycle officer was shot Monday has been accused of first-degree attempted murder, robbery and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. James Todd Sapp, 47, has a criminal record in both Washington and Oregon, with prior convictions for assault, eluding police and drug offenses. The police officer, Dustin Goudschaal, 32, remained ...
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The Philippine Court of Appeals has ordered the Bureau of Immigration to proceed with the deportation of a British cannabis seed trader facing charges for money laundering and narcotics trafficking in Maine, United States.
27, Jul 2014 - Kennebec, ME Seattle man sentenced in Maine's oldest cold case
AUGUSTA, Maine — A homeless Seattle man will serve 20 years in prison in connection with a 1976 Maine killing. Gary Raub was arrested in 2012 in connection with the stabbing death of 70-year-old Blanche Kimball in her Augusta home. He initially pleaded not guilty, but changed to a guilty plea on Friday and was sentenced for second-degree homicide at Kennebec Superior Court in Augusta. The case ...
27, Jul 2014 - Maine high court: Man who shot friend is guilty
PORTLAND, Maine — Maine Supreme Judicial Court is reaffirming the manslaughter conviction of a Belfast man found guilty of shooting his best friend. A judge in October 2012 sentenced then-21-year-old Luke Bryant to 15 years in prison with nine to serve and four years' probation. The judge also ordered Bryant to pay more than $3,000 in restitution and forfeit the gun used to kill 19-year-old ...
27, Jul 2014 - Cumberland, ME Should the state do more to prevent the spread of disease such as Hepatitis C in prison? A Bangor w
Posted July 26, 2014, at 3:03 p.m. BANGOR, Maine — Sheila Ford of Bangor is an administrative assistant who recently has found herself on an unlikely mission: to educate Mainers about the risks of communicable diseases in prison, and hopefully to get them to care about the dangers to prisoners.
27, Jul 2014 - Kennebec, ME Vassalboro man sentenced to 32 years in prison for November murder of family friend
Posted July 14, 2014, at 4:35 p.m. AUGUSTA, Maine — A Vassalboro man was sentenced Monday in Kennebec County Superior Court to 32 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder, according to the Maine Attorney General’s Office.
27, Jul 2014 - Portland, ME Westbrook joins legal action regarding General Assistance funding
In an effort to help municipal members sort out conflicting state-level information about providing General Assistance to illegal aliens, the Maine Municipal Association on Thursday filed a petition for review and complaint for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief in Cumberland County Superior Court.
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