|Somerset County Superior Court||Skowhegan||Maine 04976||8 miles|
|Skowhegan District Court||Skowhegan||Maine 04976||8 miles|
|Waterville District Court||Waterville||Maine 04901||14 miles|
|Newport District Court||Newport||Maine 04953||15 miles|
|Farmington District Court||Farmington||Maine 04938||30 miles|
|Franklin County Superior Court||Farmington||Maine 04938||30 miles|
|Kennebec County Superior Court||Augusta||Maine 04330||33 miles|
|Augusta District Court||Augusta||Maine 04330||33 miles|
|Piscataquis County Superior Court||Dover-Foxcroft||Maine 04426||33 miles|
|Dover-Foxcroft District Court||Dover-Foxcroft||Maine 04426||33 miles|
|Waldo County Superior Court||Belfast||Maine 04915||36 miles|
|Belfast District Court||Belfast||Maine 04915||36 miles|
|Bangor District Court||Bangor||Maine 04401||39 miles|
|Maine Superior Court||Bangor||Maine 04401||39 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.