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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22, Sep 2014 - Brunswick men say they will skip federal court date
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two Brunswick men charged with conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service plan to skip a scheduled date in U.S. District Court because they don't recognize the federal court system.
22, Sep 2014 - Man who shot at Wilmington officer gets 35-year sentence
Jermaine Cordova of Bladen County pleaded guilty in March to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon.
22, Sep 2014 - Brunswick, ME 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 ...
22, Sep 2014 - Gun store owner: Security system wasn’t working when thieves broke in
Two Medina men suspected of being involved in the theft of thousands of dollars worth of handguns from a Medina gun shop remained in jail Tuesday with bond set at $250,000 each. Brandon T. Flemming, 19, of the 200 block of West North Street, and Mason S. Farnsworth, 21, of the 500 block of Miller Read More... The post Gun store owner: Security system wasn’t working when thieves broke in appeared ...
22, Sep 2014 - Maine activists go to court to get pot on ballot
YORK, Maine (AP) - Maine pro-marijuana activists are going to court to try to force a town to put a question about legalizing possession of small amounts of pot on this November's ballot. Supporters of the referendum item filed a lawsuit in York County Superior Court on Wednesday. ...
22, Sep 2014 - York, ME 7 York County Jail officers face charges for trafficking
ALFRED, Maine — Three current and four former correctional officers at the York County Jail, as well as two former inmates and a civilian, were indicted by a York County Grand Jury Wednesday, accused of smuggling cigarettes, a cell phone and drugs...
21, Sep 2014 - Hancock, ME Appeals court rejects Amber Alert case that ended in Wis.
A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and prison sentence of a 47-year-old Maine resident for transporting a 13-year-old Owensboro, Kentucky girl across state lines to engage in sexual activity. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday let stand the 30-year sentence for Archie M. Whalen of Hancock County, Maine. A jury convicted Whalen on July 26, 2012 of taking the girl in ...
21, Sep 2014 - Freeport, ME Coffin planning to fight charges
FREEPORT - The president of the Maine Clammers Association, who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of harvesting undersized clams, faces an Oct. 9 hearing at Cumberland County District Court in Portland.
21, Sep 2014 - Hancock, ME Court rejects appeal of Maine man sentenced to 30 years for taking teen from Kentucky
OWENSBORO, Ky. — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and prison sentence of a 47-year-old Maine resident for transporting a 13-year-old Owensboro, Kentucky girl across state lines to engage in sexual activity.
21, Sep 2014 - Maine independent's campaign for governor boosted by ruling
By Dave Sherwood PORTLAND Maine (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Friday that Maine law unfairly limits the amount of money supporters can contribute to independent candidates, providing a boost to the campaign of Eliot Cutler in one of the country’s most hotly contended governor’s races. The decision allows Cutler’s supporters to double their contributions immediately to match amounts donors ...
21, Sep 2014 - Wyoming Woman Alice Uden, 75, Gets Life for Killing Husband
A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s and throwing his body down the shaft of an abandoned gold mine, where it remained for nearly 40 years.
21, Sep 2014 - California authorities catch 4 of 5 jail escapees
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four of five inmates were caught Saturday night, a day after their escape from a central California jail, authorities said. The fifth man remained at large.
21, Sep 2014 - Cops and Courts: Sept. 5, 2014: Escaped Ben Lomond prison camp inmate remains at large
A 56-year-old minimum security inmate who drove a government pickup away from the Ben Lomond Conservation Camp on Tuesday remained on the lam Thursday, state prison officials said.
21, Sep 2014 - Biddeford, ME Marijuana-growing facility sparks lawsuit in York
YORK, Maine — Four abutters of a medical marijuana facility in York have filed a court appeal attempting to shut it down until the town grants permission for its operation.
21, Sep 2014 - Hancock, ME Appeals court rejects Amber Alert case
A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and prison sentence of a 47-year-old Maine resident for transporting a 13-year-old Owensboro, Kentucky girl across state lines to engage in sexual activity.
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