|Knox County Courthouse||Rockland||Maine 04841||17 miles|
|Rockland District Court||Rockland||Maine 04841||17 miles|
|Waldo County Superior Court||Belfast||Maine 04915||18 miles|
|Belfast District Court||Belfast||Maine 04915||18 miles|
|Kennebec County Superior Court||Augusta||Maine 04330||23 miles|
|Augusta District Court||Augusta||Maine 04330||23 miles|
|Waterville District Court||Waterville||Maine 04901||24 miles|
|Superior Court||Wiscasset||Maine 04578||27 miles|
|Wiscasset District Court||Wiscasset||Maine 04578||27 miles|
|Superior Court||Bath||Maine 04530||37 miles|
|Newport District Court||Newport||Maine 04953||37 miles|
|West Bath District Court||Bath||Maine 04530||37 miles|
|Somerset County Superior Court||Skowhegan||Maine 04976||38 miles|
|Skowhegan District Court||Skowhegan||Maine 04976||38 miles|
|Bangor District Court||Bangor||Maine 04401||44 miles|
|Maine Superior Court||Bangor||Maine 04401||44 miles|
Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.
Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.
In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.