|Waterville District Court||Waterville||Maine 04901|
|Somerset County Superior Court||Skowhegan||Maine 04976||16 miles|
|Skowhegan District Court||Skowhegan||Maine 04976||16 miles|
|Kennebec County Superior Court||Augusta||Maine 04330||17 miles|
|Augusta District Court||Augusta||Maine 04330||17 miles|
|Farmington District Court||Farmington||Maine 04938||26 miles|
|Franklin County Superior Court||Farmington||Maine 04938||26 miles|
|Newport District Court||Newport||Maine 04953||28 miles|
|Waldo County Superior Court||Belfast||Maine 04915||33 miles|
|Belfast District Court||Belfast||Maine 04915||33 miles|
|Superior Court||Wiscasset||Maine 04578||37 miles|
|Wiscasset District Court||Wiscasset||Maine 04578||37 miles|
|Knox County Courthouse||Rockland||Maine 04841||41 miles|
|Rockland District Court||Rockland||Maine 04841||41 miles|
|Lewiston District Court||Lewiston||Maine 04240||41 miles|
|Androscoggin County Superior Court||Auburn||Maine 04210||42 miles|
|Rumford District Court||Rumford||Maine 04276||44 miles|
|West Bath District Court||Bath||Maine 04530||44 miles|
|Superior Court||Bath||Maine 04530||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.