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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27, Mar 2015 - Escaped Blackburn prison inmate remains at large
An inmate who walked away from Lexington's Blackburn Correctional Complex on Wednesday remained at large Thursday morning, authorities said. Click to Continue »
27, Mar 2015 - Fiancée takes stand in ex-NFL star's murder trial
By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's fiancée took the stand in his murder trial in Massachusetts on Friday as a key witness who was granted immunity after charges she initially lied to a grand jury investigating the case. Shayanna Jenkins, 25, has attended the trial intermittently since it began in late January, and it had remained unclear whether she ...
27, Mar 2015 - Judge sets Friday for next ruling on Revel
The road to a future of any sort for the troubled former Revel Hotel Casino remained stubbornly murky Thursday as the thought process and intentions of would-be buyer Glenn Straub came under the microscope in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Camden.
27, Mar 2015 - Who actually built the Boston Marathon bombs?
The federal court room hosting the Boston Marathon bombing trial has remained mostly silent for 14 days of testimony. Mr. Knapp analyzed more than 1,300 pieces of evidence as part of the investigations and built mockup replicas of the bombs used in the attacks.
26, Mar 2015 - Debra Milke: Why freedom feels so elusive to death row exonerees
Until this week, Debra Milke, who spent 22 years on Arizona’s death row, remained a ward of the state. At that moment, Ms. Milke became a member of an exclusive club no one would voluntarily attend – one of the few who were walked by the US justice system to the threshold of state-sponsored death only to be fully released after courts found their conviction wrongful. The Milke case, which comes ...
26, Mar 2015 - Cumberland, ME Falmouth man convicted of tax fraud
A Falmouth man is free on bail after his conviction earlier this week on tax evasion charges, according to the Maine Attorney General's Office. A Cumberland County jury found John M. Kendall guilty of theft by misapplication of withholding taxes, conspiracy to commit withholding tax evasion, failure to truthfully collect, account or pay over withholding taxes and making a false statement in a ...
26, Mar 2015 - Kennebec, ME Maine serial burglar gets 10 years in prison
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A serial burglar police say was responsible for multiple break-ins at homes across Kennebec County has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
26, Mar 2015 - New Program Designed to Keep Offenders from Returning to Jail
The state's prison system, including sentence miscalculations and overcrowding, has remained at the forefront of our attention. Now, a new program is aimed at reducing the chances of inmates returning behind bars.
26, Mar 2015 - Kennebec, ME Maine rapist going back to prison after assaulting neighbor
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An Augusta man who served more than 17 years behind bars for raping and trying to kill a 14-year-old girl is going back to prison for assaulting a neighbor.
26, Mar 2015 - Unrepentant: Judge sentences Lance to 75 years in prison for threats
John Fesler Lance II remained unrepentant Wednesday on his right to threaten anyone he finds on the Sweeney Creek ranch near Florence that he lost in a 1979 divorce.
26, Mar 2015 - Judge: Maine prescription import law violates federal law
A federal judge says that a Maine law that allows residents to import prescription drugs from foreign countries through the mail violates federal law. The law is aimed at lowering the cost of prescription medications. But the Maine Pharmacy Association, Retail Association of Maine and others argued in their lawsuit that allowing people to import prescriptions would put residents' health at risk ...
25, Mar 2015 - Top skiers headed to Maine for US Alpine Championships
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25, Mar 2015 - York, ME Maine and Maryland joining PA in multi-state task force to combat northeast heroin crisis
HARRISBURG – Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced that Maine and Maryland have joined the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force (NEMA-HTF), a multistate heroin task force that marshals the resources of top law-enforcement officers across Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Pennsylvania and New York co-chair the effort; New Jersey and Massachusetts are also members. […]
25, Mar 2015 - Maine court weighs in on dispute between LePage, Mills
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's highest court says the state attorney general shouldn't continue to manage the governor's hiring of outside counsel when she opposes his administration in a legal matter.
25, Mar 2015 - Maine charity founder who killed himself under investigation
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Court records indicate that the founder of a Maine charity that provided holiday gifts to the children of military families was under investigation for fraud when he committed suicide last month.
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