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 (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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22, Nov 2014 - Aroostook, ME Maine Fugitive Evaded Capture for 33 Years Because His Name Was Spelled Wrong
In 1981, a Maine man awaiting trial escaped from jail. And an error on his arrest warrant may have allowed him to stay on the run for 33 years.
21, Nov 2014 - Ex-Fort Bliss soldier gets 6 months for theft
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A former Fort Bliss soldier must serve six months in federal prison for stealing about $30,000 worth of Army gear while deployed to Afghanistan. Ex-Sgt. Dexroy Germaine Hamilton was sentenced in El Paso in a case that prosecut
21, Nov 2014 - Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Maine nurse Kaci Hickox
A Maine judge on Friday ruled in favor of a nurse who defied a quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities, saying local health officials failed to prove the need for a stricter order enforcing an Ebola quarantine.
21, Nov 2014 - Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.
21, Nov 2014 - Judge rejects officials’ attempt to restrict Ebola nurse
Kaci Hickox is free to roam again. A Maine judge has rejected an attempt by state health officials to restrict the movement of the nurse, who has defied a quarantine...
21, Nov 2014 - Knox, ME Price sentenced for illegal lobster purchases
KITTERY, Maine — U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II, for the District of Maine, announced that John W. Price, 59, of Kittery, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to 45 days in prison for structuring currency transactions and for illegally purchasing lobsters.
21, Nov 2014 - News Minute: Latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press
A Maine judge has given nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat in their bid to isolate her. The nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone called it "a good day" and...
21, Nov 2014 - Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Maine nurse - TRACKING EBOLA
A Maine judge has rejected a request by state officials to quarantine and restrict the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa defied the state's quarantine.
21, Nov 2014 - Judge imposes conditions on Maine nurse, rejects stricter measures: lawyer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Maine judge imposed certain conditions on an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but rejected a bid from state officials for more restrictive measures, her lawyer told Reuters. Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of Maine District Court, on Thursday had earlier instructed Kaci Hickox to avoid "public places" like shopping centers and to maintain a three ...
21, Nov 2014 - Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Maine nurse
A Maine judge on Friday ruled in favor of a nurse who defied a quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities, saying local health officials failed to prove the need for a stricter order enforcing an Ebola quarantine. District Court Chief Judg...
21, Nov 2014 - Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a Maine judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.
21, Nov 2014 - Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse in Maine
Maine judge rejects bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of Kaci Hickox after she defied Ebola quarantine
21, Nov 2014 - CO woman’s infamous killer has death sentence vacated, debate rages on
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Lisa Marie Kimmell was on her way from Denver to Cody, Wyo. to visit her boyfriend on the day she disappeared. The 18-year-old’s body was discovered floating in the North Platte River about a week later. Her killer remained at large for 10 years, the cold case gaining infamy as the so-called Lil’ […]
21, Nov 2014 - Houlton, ME Fugitive escapes capture for 33 years because name misspelled
A Maine fugitive who had been on the run for 33 years after escaping from the Aroostook County Jail is headed home after being captured in Vermont.
20, Nov 2014 - Kennebec, ME Dad who violently shook baby gets 7 years in prison
A Maine man insisted he is not a violent person, as he was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for shaking his 6-month-old daughter so forcefully it left her brain damaged, a quadriplegic and unable to see or hear.
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