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What happens if I am charged with a crime in Maine? Can I get a lawyer?

How do I know if my legal issue is "criminal?" In Maine there are three basic kinds of “charges” for “offenses against the state.”
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Maine’s Service Members’ Civil Relief Act

There are two laws the protect service members who will have a hard time participating in a court or administrative proceeding because of their military duties. They are:
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Debt Collection in the Maine Courts

If you owe someone money, they can try to collect it from you by taking you to court. This guide will help you understand the court process and the rights you have. You are the debtor. The person who you owe money to is the creditor.
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Maine Court Fee Waivers

What is an Application to Proceed Without Payment of Fees? The Courts in Maine don't want to stop you from going to court just be
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Small Claims Document Preparation

en español Welcome to the Pine Tree Legal Assistance Small Claims Forms Preparation Tools. Use these tools to prepare forms in a small claims case. In Maine Small Claims Court is for claims that are $6,000 or less.
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Court Fee Waiver

If you don't have enough money to pay the court fees, you can ask the court to waive those fees. Before you use the forms posted here, we encourage you to read more about fee waivers and how to use these forms.
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The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Maine Human Rights Act

Two laws in Maine protect people with disabilities. Both laws make it illegal for government agencies to discriminate against people with disabilities. Government agencies must also take steps to make it easier for people with disabilities to use and enjoy public services and benefits. The first law is the ADA, which applies all over the United… More