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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25, Oct 2014 - York, ME Man pleads guilty to selling fake cases
PORTLAND (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who sent a shipment of fake Otter- Box cellphone cases to a reseller in Maine has pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods. Michael Kurnik, of York, Pennsylvania, entered his plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland and faces up to 10 years in prison at sentencing scheduled for Feb. 2. read more
23, Oct 2014 - Judge rules against restraining order in bear campaign case
A superior court justice has ruled that members of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife may appear in campaign commercials about referendum Question 1. The group Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting argued that the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife was engaged in illegal campaign activity against Question 1, a court document said. The referendum question asks Maine ...
23, Oct 2014 - W.Va.'s Ban in Place for Now
CHARLESTON (AP) - A lawsuit challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage remained on hold Monday following the U.S. Supreme Court's turning away of appeals from five other states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions.
23, Oct 2014 - Berwick man faces child pornography charges
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Berwick man facing federal child pornography charges has been released on bail. Peter Anderson was taken into custody of the U.S. Marshals Service on Wednesday after a warrant charging him with possession of child pornography was issued last week, according to court records.
23, Oct 2014 - High court allows Grand Falls wind farm
GRAND FALLS TOWNSHIP (AP) — Maine’s highest court is upholding a state Board of Environmental Protection decision to give a developer the go-ahead to build a wind farm on Passadumkeag Ridge in Grand Falls Township. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued a ruling on Tuesday that affirmed the board’s decision. The nonprofit read more
23, Oct 2014 - Embezzlement case continues for former Routt County couple
A former Routt County couple accused of embezzling nearly $5 million from window-covering company Hunter Douglas will continue to work through the case in Colorado's U.S. District Court in Denver. The couple filed a motion to dismiss the case or move it to Maine, where they now live, but both were denied Oct. 9 by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch, of Colorado, according to court ...
23, Oct 2014 - Rocky The Pet Bobcat On The Loose Again In Manahawkin
Owning purebred bobcats as pets is illegal, but Rocky is a hybrid of bobcat and Maine Coon. A judge, ruling that a DNA test on Rocky was inconclusive, decided that he could return home after a previous escape.
22, Oct 2014 - Maine's high court allows Grand Falls wind farm
GRAND FALLS TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — Maine's highest court is upholding a state Board of Environmental Protection decision to give a developer the go-ahead to build a wind farm on Passadumkeag Ridge in Grand Falls Township.
22, Oct 2014 - Lewiston, ME No bail for man charged in pregnant lover's death
AUBURN, Maine (AP) A man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend before trying to flee to Haiti has been ordered held without bail.Evaristo De Deus, of Lewiston, made his first court appearance in Maine on...
22, Oct 2014 - Why Youngstown, Ohio, Loved 'Jimbo' Traficant
Former congressman Jim Traficant, who died Saturday at age 73, served prison time for bribery and racketeering. But he always remained popular in Youngstown — a city that felt abandoned by others.
22, Oct 2014 - It’s Not Just the Senate: What’s Really at Stake in the 2014 Elections
A handful of important states, including Illinois, Florida, Michigan, Georgia, and Wisconsin, have closely contested races for governor, and partisan control may shift in Maine, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Kansas.  As Matthew Yglesias points out, state governments play the main role in funding public education at the K-12 and public college and university levels. Who runs the executive ...
21, Oct 2014 - Inmate charged with murder sought after mistaken release
A Baltimore man awaiting trial for murder was mistakenly released from a city detention facility Friday — an error that was not recognized for two days, according to corrections officials. He remained at large Monday night.
21, Oct 2014 - State highlights: Calif. ballot measure updates; Va. prison health care budget shortfall
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12, Oct 2014 - Deaths In Local Jails Rose During 2012; State Prison Deaths Remained Stable
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During 2012, 958 inmates died while in the custody of local jails, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. This was an 8 percent increase from the 889 deaths in 2011 and marked the first annual increase in the number of jail deaths since 2009.  State prisons reported 3,351 deaths in 2012, which was nearly equal to the number of ...
12, Oct 2014 - Pa. Boys: Fri. Pa. boys: La Salle holds off Judge
SOCCER CATHOLIC LEAGUE La Salle 2, Father Judge 1: The Explorers remained undefeated in league play after beating Judge, the No. 7 team in The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania rankings. The hosts scored twice in the first half, including James Hughes' first tally of the season. The junior center back headed in Sean Clinton's cross from the left side. Senior Clint Ormsby had nine saves for La ...
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