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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31, Oct 2014 - State highlights: Calif. ballot measure updates; Va. prison health care budget shortfall
A selection of health policy stories from California, Arizona, Maine, South Dakota, Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas, Washington state and Missouri.
31, Oct 2014 - Gribble asks for sentence to be reviewed because of his age at time of Mont Vernon murder
A half-dozen workers picketed FairPoint Communication’s central office on Graham Drive in south Nashua on Friday as part of more than 1,700 workers who went on strike in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont after contract negotiations broke down. More than 650 people were picketing throughout New Hampshire, according to union managers. The largest group was in Manchester. The International ...
31, 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.
30, Oct 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.
30, Oct 2014 - Saying she will not be bullied, nurse fights Maine Ebola quarantine
By Susan Heavey and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. Hickox, 33, tested negative for Ebola after returning from treating patients in West Africa. She ...
30, Oct 2014 - Bike-riding nurse defies Ebola quarantine, on collision course with governor
By Steve Holland CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage. Attorneys for Kaci Hickox, 33, said they had not yet been served with a court order to enforce the 21-day ...
30, Oct 2014 - York, ME Ebola nurse leaves ‘prison’ but Mainers don’t want her back
The American nurse who was forced into quarantine when she flew to Newark after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone was allowed on Monday to leave a New Jersey hospital...
30, Oct 2014 - Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — All but daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on a bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.
30, Oct 2014 - Showdown imminent over nurse's quarantine in Maine
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — State police plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who vowed to defy the state's quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, but troopers cannot take her into custody without a judge's permission.
30, Oct 2014 - Nurse defies authorities, ends voluntary Ebola quarantine at Maine home
Lawyer for Kaci Hickox says she won't cooperate further with the state until it lifts "all or most of the restrictions"
30, Oct 2014 - Bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzling nearly $1 million
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bookkeeper has pleaded guilty to stealing almost $1 million from two former employers in Maine and New Hampshire. Janis Woods of Conway, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to interstate transportation of stolen checks and tax evasion.
30, Oct 2014 - Maine nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says will not be bullied
By Susan Heavey and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are struggling to protect against the virus without resorting to overzealous and useless ...
30, Oct 2014 - Maine governor: Ebola quarantine talks fail with nurse Kaci Hickox
Gov. Paul LePage announced the breakdown on Thursday and pledged to use the “full extent” of his legal authority to safeguard public health, setting the stage for a court showdown.
30, Oct 2014 - RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina man faces up to 15 years in federal prison over plans to travel
Jurors hearing Luka Rocco Magnotta’s murder trial remained largely impassive Thursday as they watched a graphic video depicting Jun Lin’s corpse being dismembered. While the video does not show the actual killing, it clearly shows Lin with his...
30, Oct 2014 - Maine says it can't hold Ebola nurse without judge's order
Maine health officials say until a judge signs off on a court order they don't have the authority to prevent a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa from leaving her home.
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