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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28, Feb 2015 - Red Claws' Hot Shooting, Buzzer Beaters Lead to 120-92 Win
Portland, ME- The Maine Red Claws, presented by Unum, got two Andre Stringer half-court buzzer- beaters to help earn a 120-92 victory over the Erie BayHawks on Sunday night at the Portland Expo Building.
28, Feb 2015 - New York man sentenced to 13 years in fatal Maine stabbing
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) - A New York man will spend 13 years in prison for a fatal stabbing in Westbrook, Maine.
28, Feb 2015 - Maine Governor LePage asks top U.S. court to weigh in on Medicaid fight
By Dave Sherwood AUGUSTA, Maine (Reuters) - Maine Governor Paul LePage has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute with the federal government over the state's effort to trim some young people from its Medicaid rolls. In a 172-page petition, the Republican LePage administration questioned a lower court ruling that affirmed the federal government decision to reject the state's plan to cut ...
28, Feb 2015 - Maine Governor LePage asks top US court to weigh in on Medicaid fight
Maine Governor Paul LePage has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute with the federal government over the state's effort to trim some young people from its Medicaid rolls.
28, Feb 2015 - Here's the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press
Exasperated New Englanders still digging out from three major storms that left 6 feet of snow in many areas are bracing for what's expected to be another punishing winter blast. The National Weather Service has issued...
28, Feb 2015 - No ADA claim for employee who didn't engage in interactive process
(2/27) In a recent case addressing the ADA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit—which covers Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island—held that a national department store could not be liable for failing to provide a reasonable accommodation to a diabetic sales associate because the employee refused to make a good-faith effort to participate in the interactive process.
27, Feb 2015 - Penobscot, ME Trial to start for Maine man in alleged social media slaying
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — With a ski mask, a fake Facebook profile and a plan, police say Kyle Dube thought he could make himself a hero.
27, Feb 2015 - Inmate with more than 2 decades on death row freed — for now
© Delaware Department of Corrections Jermaine Wright. DOVER, Del. — A man who spent more than two decades on Delaware's death row has been set free, for now, as prosecutors appeal a judge's ruling that they cannot use a coerced confession he gave to police while high on heroin.
27, Feb 2015 - Eliot town manager lauds police chief
ELIOT, Maine – Eliot Town Manager Dana Lee this week lauded Police Chief Theodor Short, two weeks after a Superior Court judge cleared him of any wrongdoing pertaining to falsified police reports.
27, Feb 2015 - Kennebec, ME 3 Maine residents get jail time for welfare fraud
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A husband and wife from Augusta have been sent to jail for stealing from state welfare programs. In an unrelated case, a Whitefield woman also received time behind bars for receiving benefits to which she was not entitled.
27, Feb 2015 - 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. […]
26, Feb 2015 - Woman pleads guilty to embezzling charges
AUGUSTA (AP) — A former Maine woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling from two youth sports organizations and to stealing state welfare benefits. Wendi Willette, formerly of Winslow, but who now lives in Whitefield, New Hampshire, entered her pleas Tuesday in Kennebec County Superior Court. read more
26, Feb 2015 - LePage, attorney general dispute reaches Maine Supreme Court
A fight between Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills landed in Maine's highest court Thursday morning. Related: Gov. LePage seeks ruling on private attorneys The AG is the people's lawyer. Her office also represents the governor; however, in two recent cases regarding welfare benefits, Mills declined to represent the LePage administration. She has signed off on ...
26, Feb 2015 - LePage dispute with Attorney General heads to Maine Supreme Court
Republican Gov. Paul LePage is taking his ongoing dispute with Attorney General Janet Mills to the state's highest court. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will hold oral arguments Thursday on questions posed by the governor regarding the scope of the attorney general's power. LePage asked the court last month to decide whether he can hire private lawyers without the attorney general's permission ...
26, Feb 2015 - Desjardins case back in Maine
A Boston federal appeals court has tossed former Raymond Selectman Dana Desjardins’ lawsuit back to the states level.
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