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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30, Sep 2014 - Escaped prison inmate believed to have fled Pasco County
LUTZ — A state prison inmate who was the subject of a nightlong search after he escaped from a work detail in Pasco County remained at large Tuesday morning.
29, Sep 2014 - Maine court dismisses do-not-resuscitate appeal
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state supreme court has dismissed a mother's appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate decision for her brain-damaged baby, saying the matter is moot now that the state
29, Sep 2014 - Retired teacher convicted of pushing wife off a cliff in Maine to serve 10 years in prison
A man convicted of pushing his then-wife off a cliff in a state park in Maine is going to prison for 10 years.
29, Sep 2014 - Maine supreme court dismisses mother's appeal after agency backtracks on no-resuscitate order
PORTLAND, Maine — The state supreme court has dismissed a mother's appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate decision for her brain-damaged baby, saying the matter is moot now that the state has agreed to abide by the mother's wishes.
29, Sep 2014 - Federal judge: Whistle-blower lawsuit can proceed
A federal judge has ruled that a whistle-blower lawsuit against the state of Maine can move forward. The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1uODFEk ) that a U.S. District Court judge ruled Friday ...
29, Sep 2014 - York, ME Activists seek court order to get pot legalization on York ballot
YORK, Maine — The Marijuana Policy Project on Wednesday requested York County Superior Court to order the York Board of Selectmen to place a question legalizing marijuana on the November ballot.
29, Sep 2014 - Cape asks court to dismiss Verizon suit
CAPE ELIZABETH - The town of Cape Elizabeth has requested that a federal judge dismiss a portion of a lawsuit filed by Verizon Wireless this summer because the cellular company failed to pursue an appeal in Maine Superior Court, as required by state law.
29, Sep 2014 - Maine court dismisses do-not-resuscitate appeal - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The state supreme court has dismissed a mother's appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate decision for her brain-damaged baby, saying the matter is moot now that the state has agreed to abide by the mother's wishes.
29, Sep 2014 - Maine governor: Do-not-resuscitate order is wrong
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage supports a teenage mother's right to make medical decisions on behalf of her brain-damaged daughter, putting him at odds with child welfare workers who won a judge's approval for a do-not-resuscitate order.
29, Sep 2014 - York, ME Court denies marijuana vote in York
YORK, Maine — A York County Superior Court judge on Friday denied a motion by marijuana proponents to force the town of York to place a petitioned question legalizing pot for recreational use on the November ballot.
29, Sep 2014 - Wildlife activists say new U.S. lynx protections fall short
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - The federal government will extend protections to all imperiled Canada lynx in the lower 48 U.S. states, but wildlife advocates said on Thursday it was ignoring important parts of the rare cats' range and they vowed to challenge the move in court. Thickly furred lynx roam through high country from Maine to Washington and south through the Rocky Mountains. They ...
28, Sep 2014 - Porter, 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.
28, Sep 2014 - Man charged with battering 2 Naperville cops
A 62-year-old man who has served four stints in prison on burglary-related charges remained Thursday night in DuPage County Jail, after being accused of battering two Naperville police officers following his arrest for drunken driving.
28, Sep 2014 - Porter, 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 ...
28, Sep 2014 - Maine man sentenced to jail for fudging records to overharvest scallops in Atlantic Ocean
The owner of a Maine seafood company who admitted conspiring to conceal the harvesting of nearly 80,000 pounds of scallops off the coasts of New Jersey and Massachusetts has been sentenced to jail.
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