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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23, Apr 2014 - Washington, ME Developers get chance to redevelop prison
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Navy is hosting a forum for developers interested in rehabbing the former prison at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
23, Apr 2014 - Raw Milk: Blue Hill Case Heading To Supreme Court
Main raw milk farmer Dan Brown will soon be pleading his case in front of the state supreme court. The Gravelwood Farm owner of Blue Hill is accused of selling unpasteurized milk without a license, and two other violations, in 2011. The Maine Department of Agriculture and Brown were able to settle the matter during
23, Apr 2014 - Former head of state police makes court appearance
A former head of the Maine State Police pleaded not guilty to unlawful sexual contact charges in Cumberland County combined court. Retired Col. Andrew Demers is accused of having sexual contact with a 4-year-old family member. He was arraigned on Thursday morning on charges of gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact. Investigators said Demers committed the acts at his New Gloucester ...
23, Apr 2014 - Man Charged with Aiding Escape Arrested
BOZEMAN — A Montana man charged with driving the suspect in an assault and attempted rape to Missoula after he escaped police custody in Bozeman has been arrested. William Michael Smith of Bozeman was arrested Tuesday by police in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. He remained jailed there on Wednesday.
23, Apr 2014 - Maine lawyer convicted in bomb threats will give up practice
Ronald E. Hoffman resigns after a new charge stemming from an alleged threat he made against his wife.
23, Apr 2014 - Former Augusta ER doctor loses appeal to Maine supreme court
A Richmond woman’s claim that her civil rights were violated now moves forward in Kennebec County.
23, Apr 2014 - British businessman, 27, 'filmed three-day sordid encounter in motel with 13-year-old girl he h
A 27-year-old from the UK was jailed for 17 years after filming himself sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl from Maine who he befriended in a Harry Potter chat room.
23, Apr 2014 - Court finds fault in Prouts Neck assessment
SCARBOROUGH - A decision by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court that the Scarborough tax assessor “substantially overvalued” a piece of property adjacent to Prouts Neck has given hope to a group of residents suing the town regarding what they believe are unfair assessments.
23, Apr 2014 - Penobscot, ME Hudson woman gets 3 years in federal prison for distributing ‘staggering’ amount of bath salts
Posted April 18, 2014, at 5:21 p.m. Courtesy of Penobscot County Jail. BANGOR, Maine — A Hudson woman was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to three years in federal prison for the role she played in helping distribute a large amount of bath salts in Bangor.
23, Apr 2014 - Ex-State Police chief denies sex charges
PORTLAND (AP) — A former Maine State Police chief has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old relative. A lawyer for Andrew Demers Jr. entered the not guilty pleas to charges of unlawful sexual contact and gross sexual assault in Cumberland County Court on Wednesday. read more
23, Apr 2014 - Maine DEP asks First Wind to re-prove its financial capacity
The state wants to make sure the developer, which lost a key funding source in a court ruling, can afford to finish four projects in Maine worth $1 billion.
22, Apr 2014 - Penobscot, ME Corinth man pleads guilty to Bangor bank robbery, sentenced to 6 months
Posted April 07, 2014, at 6:01 p.m. BANGOR, Maine — A 37-year-old Corinth man pleaded guilty to robbing a Bangor bank during an appearance Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center.
22, Apr 2014 - Maine teen accused in Long Creek uprising sues adult jail
Kody Williams, who was transferred out of the juvenile facility when he was 18, files a lawsuit over conditions at Cumberland County Jail.
22, Apr 2014 - York, ME Ex-Maine nurse sentenced for stealing opioids from hospital
Michael T. Worrick-Soule of Wells pleaded guilty earlier this year to 10 counts of stealing drugs and three counts of falsifying private records after stealing meperidine, hydromorphone, fentanyl and morphine from York Hospital.
22, Apr 2014 - York, ME 'Frontline' looks at solitary confinement at Maine prison
‘Solitary Nation,’ filmed at the Maine State Prison in Warren, will air at 10 p.m. tonight.
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