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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18, 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.
18, 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.
17, Apr 2014 - Somerset, ME Plea deal talks fall apart in Maine murder case
The trial of a Palmyra man accused of murder is due to begin May 19.
17, 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.
17, Apr 2014 - York, ME New York man pleads guilty to bringing 645 oxycodone pills to Maine with intent to distribute
Posted March 31, 2014, at 5:17 p.m. Last modified March 31, 2014, at 6:42 p.m. BANGOR, Maine — A 32-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute, a little more than a year after a woman he was with was caught transporting 645 illicit pills in a body cavity , according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II.
17, Apr 2014 - Judge rules Nancy Sebring's emails should remain confidential
Sexually explicit emails sent and received by a former Des Moines school district superintendent using her district-issued email and laptop should have remained confidential, a Polk County District Court judge ruled this week.
17, 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
17, Apr 2014 - Topsham, ME Mainer who fled February car crash sent back to prison
John. P. Allen of Thomaston had been previously incarcerated for motor vehicle manslaughter.
17, 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.
17, Apr 2014 - Portland, ME Brunswick theater sues N.J. high school, theater over ‘Spamalot’ costume rental
Posted April 12, 2014, at 9:29 a.m. PORTLAND, Maine — Maine State Music Theater’s lawsuit filed against a New Jersey high school and a nearby theater company over the rental last year of costumes for the musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot” was moved Thursday to U.S. District Court.
17, Apr 2014 - Former Maine bank teller sentenced to month in prison for embezzlement
Brittany Mace stole more than $26,000 from customers at the Searsport branch of Bangor Savings Bank in 2010 and 2011, and many of those targeted were elderly or disabled.
17, Apr 2014 - Officials hope to put end to 'profound crisis' in corrections bureau
For nearly a decade, South Carolina's dirty little secret remained all but hidden behind concrete walls and dense legal papers before a court ruling this year accused prison officials of running a virtual chamber of horrors for mentally ill inmates.
17, Apr 2014 - Penobscot, ME Englishman who photographed sexual assault of 13-year-old in Bangor gets 17 years in federal prison
Posted April 07, 2014, at 5:01 p.m. Last modified April 07, 2014, at 6:22 p.m. BANGOR, Maine — A man from England who admitted photographing his sexual assault on a 13-year-old Levant girl he communicated with online in a Harry Potter chat room was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to 17 years in federal prison.
17, Apr 2014 - Somerset, ME Ex-Maine State Police chief pleads not guilty to child sex charges
The judge allows Andrew Demers Jr., who served 26 years with the state police, to remain free on $5,000 bail.
17, Apr 2014 - Former Maine bank teller gets month in prison for embezzling $26,000
Brittany Mace stole more from customers at Bangor Savings Bank in 2010 and 2011, many of whom were elderly or disabled.
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