|Superior Court||Wiscasset||Maine 04578||7 miles|
|Wiscasset District Court||Wiscasset||Maine 04578||7 miles|
|Superior Court||Bath||Maine 04530||17 miles|
|West Bath District Court||Bath||Maine 04530||18 miles|
|Knox County Courthouse||Rockland||Maine 04841||21 miles|
|Rockland District Court||Rockland||Maine 04841||21 miles|
|Augusta District Court||Augusta||Maine 04330||24 miles|
|Kennebec County Superior Court||Augusta||Maine 04330||24 miles|
|Lewiston District Court||Lewiston||Maine 04240||35 miles|
|Androscoggin County Superior Court||Auburn||Maine 04210||36 miles|
|Waterville District Court||Waterville||Maine 04901||38 miles|
|Waldo County Superior Court||Belfast||Maine 04915||38 miles|
|Belfast District Court||Belfast||Maine 04915||38 miles|
|Cumberland County Superior Court II||Portland||Maine 04101||44 miles|
|Cumberland County Superior Court I||Portland||Maine 04101||44 miles|
|Portland District Court||Portland||Maine 04101||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.