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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29, Aug 2014 - Scarborough, ME Maine mom sentenced to six months for driving 123 mph with kids in car
By Dave Sherwood BOWDOINHAM Maine (Reuters) - A 26-year-old Maine mother has been sentenced to six months in prison for driving 123 miles per hour (198 kph) with her two children in the car, weeks after being arrested a second time and charged with drunken driving with a child in the backseat. In April, Cheryl Gilson, of Cornish, Maine, was headed north on the Interstate 95 near Portland with ...
29, Aug 2014 - Machias, ME Judge dismisses appeals by Washington County sheriff in unemployment disputes
Posted July 30, 2014, at 4:58 p.m. MACHIAS, Maine — A Washington County Superior Court judge Wednesday granted motions to dismiss appeals brought by Sheriff Donnie Smith in disputes with two former employees of the county jail over unemployment benefits.
29, Aug 2014 - Mainers warned of phone scammers
Pay up or be arrested -- that's the threatening phone call some Mainers are receiving from someone pretending to be from judicial or federal court. WMTW News 8 has learned a York County woman was defrauded $1,000 because of this scam. Courthouse officials said the scammers are calling people saying the court is going to issue a warrant for an arrest if the person doesn't pay up. The scammers ...
29, Aug 2014 - Portland, ME LePage wants welfare lawsuit put in federal court
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Gov. Paul LePage's administration wants to move a lawsuit over municipal welfare benefits to federal court. The Maine Municipal Association and two cities filed the lawsuit in the Cumberland County Superior Court last month. It challenges the administration's directive that municipalities not provide general ...
29, Aug 2014 - Bangor, ME My Maine Ride owner agrees to 7-year license suspension, reimburse consumers up to $30,000
Posted July 30, 2014, at 12:46 p.m. Last modified July 30, 2014, at 8:54 p.m. Glenn Geiser Jr., used car dealer of My Maine Ride who was sued by the Maine Attorney General earlier this year, agreed to seven year license suspension.
29, Aug 2014 - Old Town man involved in bath salts distribution ring not joining his son in federal prison
Posted Aug. 12, 2014, at 7:23 p.m. BANGOR, Maine — An Old Town man will not be joining his son in federal prison for being part of a bath salts distribution ring in 2011, a judge said Tuesday.
29, Aug 2014 - News Minute: Here's the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press
A judge in Bangor is rejecting a plea deal from an Orono man who faces more than 100 charges of sex crimes against children. WZON-AM reports the state's case against Wyatt Higgins-Tripp will instead go to trial at an...
29, Aug 2014 - Westbrook downtown assets, challenges eyed
Touring downtown Westbrook last Friday are, from left, Joe O’Neil, chief operating officer of Portland Pie; Ed Symbol, owner of Full Court Press; and Lorain Francis, senior program director at the Maine Development Foundation.
29, Aug 2014 - Man charged with battering 2 Naperville cops
A 62-year-old man who has served four stints in prison on burglary-related charges remained Thursday night in DuPage County Jail, after being accused of battering two Naperville police officers following his arrest for drunken driving.
28, Aug 2014 - Man arrested near Houlton complicit in deaths of 200 at Rwandan hospital 20 years ago
Posted Aug. 07, 2014, at 11:35 a.m. Last modified Aug. 07, 2014, at 5:06 p.m. HOULTON, Maine — A man arrested Sunday on a warrant out of Canada was found by a Canadian court to be complicit in the deaths of 200 people of Tutsi ethnicity in 1994 at a Rwandan hospital where he was an intern, according to Canadian news reports.
28, Aug 2014 - Maine campaign finance law challenged as unfair to independents
By Dave Sherwood BOWDOINHAM Maine (Reuters) - An independent candidate in Maine's three-way governor's race is waiting on a ruling expected next week from a federal judge on a suit that contends the state's campaign finance law unfairly favors candidates from the two major U.S. parties. Lawyers for four supporters of candidate Eliot Cutler who filed the suit argued this week in U.S. District ...
28, Aug 2014 - Maine woman sues GM after suffering burn
Emma Verrill says in her suit filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine, that GM failed to adequately test the rear seat heaters to prevent them from reaching 'dangerously high temperatures that would burn human flesh.'
28, Aug 2014 - Penobscot, ME Hermon man recently released from prison charged with stealing medical marijuana
Posted Aug. 08, 2014, at 6:07 p.m. BANGOR, Maine — A man released from prison less than three months ago was back before a judge Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center accused of new crimes.
28, Aug 2014 - Freedom, ME Maine program helps mentally ill who have committed crimes take slow steps toward independence
When Bill Stokes visits a cafe near the state Capitol, he admires one man behind the counter. To him, Chuck Petrucelly represents a life saved.
27, Aug 2014 - Maine judge upholds manslaughter conviction
PARIS, Maine — A judge has upheld the vehicular manslaughter conviction of a Maine woman accused of being drunk and reading a text message at the time of a double-fatal car crash. Jurors acquitted 21-year-old Kristina Lowe of West Paris of drunken driving in May but returned guilty verdicts for manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident. The Sun Journal ( ) said a ...
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