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 (http://www.courts.state.me.us/,) 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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21, Jan 2015 - Agents: 7 arrested for smuggling drugs into prison
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has charged seven people with allegedly smuggling Suboxone into the Maine State Prison. The seven arrested are Matthew Binnette, 30, of Biddeford; Douglas Mazzotta, 71, of Middletown, Connecticut; Paul Milardo, 41, of Cushing; Christy Nason, 38, of Warren; Edward Robinson, 33, of Randolph; Lisa Work, 27, of Topsham; and Thomas Work, 30, of Topsham. Investigators ...
29, Oct 2014 - Maine nurse vows to sue to lift Ebola quarantine: How will she fare in court? (+video)
Nurse Kaci Hickox says she will take the state of Maine to court over attempts to quarantine her for 21 days. Does her stand strike a blow for science or could it make Ebola hysteria worse?
12, Oct 2014 - Banker gets 18 months for champagne, lap dances
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A judge is sentencing a former TD Bank executive to 18 months in prison for using a company credit card to buy $240,000 in champagne and lap dances at strip clubs.
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 ...
12, Oct 2014 - Unity, ME Maine oil train protester trial ends in hung jury
The trial of a second defendant charged with trespassing for sitting on the tracks to block a train carrying crude oil through Maine has ended in a hung jury. Prosecutors tell the Sun Journal (http://bit.ly/1uJEyxX ...
12, Oct 2014 - Maine man found guilty of blocking train tracks in oil-by-rail protest
By Dave Sherwood AUBURN Maine (Reuters) - A man who helped block Maine railroad tracks to protest the transport of crude oil through the state after a deadly 2013 train crash across the Canadian border was convicted of criminal trespass for the incident, according to court documents. Douglas Bowen, 68, and Jessie Dowling, 33, refused to budge at a protest in downtown Auburn in August 2013 after ...
12, Oct 2014 - Unity, ME Maine oil train protesters head to trial
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — The trial of two Maine residents who sat on train tracks last year to block a train carrying crude oil will be held this week under unusual circumstances.
12, Oct 2014 - Judge dismisses lawsuit against Maine newsletter
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by Pan Am Railways and its former president against a small Maine-based industry newsletter.
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 ...
11, Oct 2014 - Portland, ME Jury deliberating in Maine murder case
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Jurors are set to resume deliberating in the murder trial of a man accused of shooting his girlfriend and leaving the body in a SUV in a Maine motel parking lot.
11, Oct 2014 - Portland, ME Murder trial nears conclusion for NYC man in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Testimony is drawing to a close in the trial of a New York City man accused killing his girlfriend and leaving her body in an SUV in a motel parking lot in Maine.
11, Oct 2014 - York, ME Bank executive who charged $240,000 of champagne and lap dances on his corporate card jailed for 18
Married father-of-three Jeffrey Burnham, 42, was sentenced on Wednesday to 18 months in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay back $240,514.54 at court in Portland, Maine.
11, Oct 2014 - Father pleads guilty in baby-shaking case
A Maine man accused of violently shaking his baby daughter, causing injuries that led to a court battle over a no-resuscitate order, has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. Video: Father pleads guilty to assaulting infant daughter Twenty-two-year-old Kevin Peaslee entered the plea Friday in Superior Court. Under an agreement, two other charges were dropped and prosecutors are seeking a seven ...
11, Oct 2014 - Portland, ME NYC man faces murder trial in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The trial of a New York City man charged with killing his girlfriend and leaving her body in an SUV in a motel parking lot in Portland is underway.
11, Oct 2014 - Maine man accused of shaking baby pleads guilty
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A young father who violently shook his 6-month-old daughter when her fussing interrupted his video game pleaded guilty Friday in a case that drew national attention because of a court battle over an order to not resuscitate the infant.
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