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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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21, Oct 2014 - Inmate charged with murder sought after mistaken release
A Baltimore man awaiting trial for murder was mistakenly released from a city detention facility Friday — an error that was not recognized for two days, according to corrections officials. He remained at large Monday night.
20, Oct 2014 - Retired Kansas Teacher Gets 10 Years For Pushing Wife Off Cliff
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A man convicted of pushing his then-wife off a cliff in a state park in Maine is going to prison for 10 years.
20, Oct 2014 - Bail bid dropped for boy in killing of 90-year-old
A 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday after his lawyer withdrew a request for bail, saying his family isn't ready to have him released into their custody.
20, Oct 2014 - Suspect in Sioux City officer shooting remains hospitalized
The man police say shot a Sioux City police officer last week remained in an Omaha hospital Thursday as his family and local officials issued conflicting information about his status.
19, Oct 2014 - Christie back in Maine to stump for LePage
Maine Gov. Paul LePage's is looking to get a boost from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie just weeks before Election Day. Click here to watch the report Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, attended a noon fundraiser for LePage at Ironhorse Court in Lewiston on Tuesday. Race for Governor: Candidate Profiles The two outspoken governors then took a walking tour of LePage's ...
19, Oct 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.
19, Oct 2014 - Great Northern Paper filings show deficit
Recent court filings have revealed the depths of Great Northern Paper Co.'s financial hole. Great Northern, the operator of the paper mill in East Millinocket, Maine, filed for bankruptcy last month. The ...
18, Oct 2014 - Microsoft notches a victory in ongoing lawsuit over Live Tiles
In 2012, a Maine-based company called SurfCast sued Microsoft over Live Tiles, claiming that the block tiles that are at the heart of the Windows 8 Start screen violate the Maine company’s patent. The lawsuit , filed in U.S. District Court for Maine, alleges that Microsoft infringes on one or more of the claims of SurfCast's "403 patent" by making, using and selling products that use that patent ...
18, Oct 2014 - Bail bid dropped for Pennsylvania boy in killing of 90-year-old
HONESDALE, Pa. — A 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday after his lawyer withdrew a request for bail, saying his family isn't ready to have him released into their custody.
12, Oct 2014 - Unity, 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.
12, Oct 2014 - Unity, 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 ...
12, Oct 2014 - Pa. Boys: Fri. Pa. boys: La Salle holds off Judge
SOCCER CATHOLIC LEAGUE La Salle 2, Father Judge 1: The Explorers remained undefeated in league play after beating Judge, the No. 7 team in The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania rankings. The hosts scored twice in the first half, including James Hughes' first tally of the season. The junior center back headed in Sean Clinton's cross from the left side. Senior Clint Ormsby had nine saves for La ...
12, Oct 2014 - 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 ...
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