|Lewiston District Court||Lewiston||Maine 04240||0 miles|
|Oxford County Superior Court||South Paris||Maine 04281||17 miles|
|South Paris District Court||South Paris||Maine 04281||17 miles|
|West Bath District Court||Bath||Maine 04530||22 miles|
|Bridgton District Court||Bridgton||Maine 04009||24 miles|
|Superior Court||Bath||Maine 04530||24 miles|
|Augusta District Court||Augusta||Maine 04330||27 miles|
|Kennebec County Superior Court||Augusta||Maine 04330||27 miles|
|Superior Court||Wiscasset||Maine 04578||28 miles|
|Wiscasset District Court||Wiscasset||Maine 04578||28 miles|
|Cumberland County Superior Court II||Portland||Maine 04101||30 miles|
|Portland District Court||Portland||Maine 04101||30 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.