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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27, Nov 2014 - Demers pleads guilty to unlawful sexual contact
The former head of the Maine State Police entered a guilty plea to the charge of one count of unlawful sexual contact in Cumberland County court on Tuesday. Andrew Demers was accused of having sexual contact with a 4-year-old on several occasions at his New Gloucester home. He had pleaded not guilty in a previous court appearance. In 2013, Demers was indicted on the charges of gross sexual ...
27, Nov 2014 - Houlton, ME Maine fugitive caught in Vermont after 33 years
A Maine fugitive who had been on the run for 33 years after escaping from the Aroostook County Jail is headed home after being captured in Vermont.
27, Nov 2014 - Houlton, ME Fugitive caught after evading arrest for three decades
A Maine fugitive who had been on the run for 33 years after escaping from the Aroostook County Jail is headed home after being captured in Vermont. Vermont State Police troopers arrested 56-year-old Albert Marcheterre on Nov. 2. He had been living in Craftsbury. Court documents say Marcheterre was arrested on a felony burglary charge in Maine the fall of 1980, but he escaped from the Houlton ...
27, Nov 2014 - Appeals court affirms that Maine's Medicaid program must cover low-income 19- and 20-year-olds
Gov. Paul LePage's administration cannot remove thousands of low-income young people from Maine's Medicaid rolls, a federal appeals court judge ruled Monday.
27, Nov 2014 - U.S. court rejects Maine's effort to trim Medicaid rolls
By Dave Sherwood BRUNSWICK Maine (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday rejected Maine's effort to trim some young people from its Medicaid rolls, saying the move would violate the Affordable Care Act. Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage, a critic of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, which is also known as Obamacare, had proposed in 2012 cutting non-disabled 19- and 20 ...
27, Nov 2014 - York Beach, ME Weekly named top weekly paper in Maine
AUBURN – The York Weekly was named Maine’s small Weekly Newspaper of the Year on Oct. 18 at the annual Maine Press Association award night. “Sharp-looking, smartly designed weekly which doesn’t forgets its roots as a community newspaper,” the judge wrote in awarding the Weekly the top prize.
27, Nov 2014 - Suit settlement benefits adults with disabilities
The Associated Press AUGUSTA Adults in Maine with autism and intellectual disabilities will receive housing and other support services through the state’s Medicaid program under a classaction lawsuit settlement. The settlement, completed Monday in Kennebec County Superior Court, was welcomed by Gerald Petruccelli, the plaintiffs’ attorney. read more
27, Nov 2014 - Houlton, ME Fugitive escapes capture for 33 years because name misspelled
A Maine fugitive who had been on the run for 33 years after escaping from the Aroostook County Jail is headed home after being captured in Vermont.
27, Nov 2014 - Former judge Hilder enters politics in Summit county
Park City : As the election results trickled in on Nov. 4, the Summit County attorney's campaign remained close. Democratic challenger Robert Hilder, a former state court judge, took the lead against incumbent Republican County Attorney David Brickey...
27, Nov 2014 - Northern California man gets 25 years in fatal dragging of his 84-year-old grandfather
A Willits man was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison for dragging his 84-year-old grandfather behind a truck for six miles, then dumping what remained of his body down a ravine.
27, Nov 2014 - Court: Feds right to deny Maine Medicaid cuts
Gov. Paul LePage's administration cannot remove thousands of low-income young people from Maine's Medicaid rolls, a federal appeals court judge ruled Monday. Chief Judge Sandra Lynch of the 1st Circuit ...
27, Nov 2014 - Aroostook, ME Maine Fugitive Evaded Capture for 33 Years Because His Name Was Spelled Wrong
In 1981, a Maine man awaiting trial escaped from jail. And an error on his arrest warrant may have allowed him to stay on the run for 33 years.
26, Nov 2014 - Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Maine nurse - TRACKING EBOLA
A Maine judge has rejected a request by state officials to quarantine and restrict the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa defied the state's quarantine.
26, Nov 2014 - Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Maine nurse
A Maine judge on Friday ruled in favor of a nurse who defied a quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities, saying local health officials failed to prove the need for a stricter order enforcing an Ebola quarantine.
26, Nov 2014 - Price sentenced for illegal lobster purchases
KITTERY, Maine — U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II, for the District of Maine, announced that John W. Price, 59, of Kittery, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to 45 days in prison for structuring currency transactions and for illegally purchasing lobsters.
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