|Presque Isle District Court||Presque Isle||Maine 04769||15 miles|
|Caribou County Superior Court||Caribou||Maine 04736||19 miles|
|Caribou District Court||Caribou||Maine 04736||19 miles|
|Fort Kent District Court||Fort Kent||Maine 04743||41 miles|
|Houlton District Court||Houlton||Maine 04730||45 miles|
|Houlton County Superior Court||Houlton||Maine 04730||45 miles|
|Madawaska District Court||Madawaska||Maine 04756||46 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.