State of Maine v. Porter
The Maine Judicial Branch has set up a web page for posting of information in the case of State of Maine v. Daniel Porter. We have prepared this page to assure full access to the media and the public without compromising the litigants' right to a full and fair trial. It is our goal to accommodate the media and the public to the best of our abilities. All public documents (documents that are non-confidential and not sealed) will be available on this page, and will not be provided by the clerk's office, except to law enforcement or other government agencies. Please check this web page often for updates and documents related to the case.
Case Name: State of Maine v. Daniel Porter
Docket Number: BELSC-CR-2012-00050
The documents below are in PDF format. In order to open the documents below, you will need the a current version Adobe Reader. You may download the free version of Adobe Reader at http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Schedule: Trial is scheduled for April 01, 2013.
137 Church Street
Belfast , ME 04915
Assistant Attorney General
Department of the Attorney General
6 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-006
9 Central Street Suite 209
Bangor ME 04401
- Docket Sheet (Updated April 22, 2013)
- Bail Bond - No Bail Allowed Set by Court on 03/02/2012
- Order - Special Assignment Entered on 03/02/2012, Thomas E. Humphrey, Superior Chief Justice
Justice Robert Murray Assigned
- Bail Bond - No Bail Allowed Set by Court on 03/08/2012
- Warrant of Arrest 02/28/2012
- Criminal Complaint filed on 02/28/2012
- Affidavit for Warrant of Arrest
- Indictment - Arraignment is scheduled for June 6, 2012 at 1:00 P.M.
- Entry of Appearance
- State of Maine's Motion for Discovery
- State of Maine's Request for Discovery
- December 7, 2012: Motion to Suppress
- December 14, 2012: Notice of Hearing for Motion to Suppress
- March 28, 2013: Decision and Order on Defendant's Motion to Suppress
- April 22, 2013: Fine Payment Schedule
Courthouse: Waldo County Superior Court
Mailing: 103 Church Street, Belfast ME 04915
Physical: 137 Church Street, Belfast ME04915
Courthouse Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday
Parking: Parking is very limited around the courthouse. Municipal lots are located near the District Court building and on lower Main Street below Tracey's Diner. Also, some parking is located up Market Street at the old supermarket (now Redmen's).
Cameras and Audio Recording in Courtrooms
Maine has strict rules about whether or when cameras are permitted to be used in the courtroom, and in every case, the presiding justice may impose additional conditions to assure a fair trial. Such additional conditions may include, pooling of cameras.
Information about cameras and audio recording equipment is available in Administrative Order JB-05-15 ( A. 9-11).
The form to request audio or camera coverage can be found below:
Media Notification -- Requested Coverage of Court Proceedings (Fillable PDF)
This is a new form to be used by members of the media who are requesting media coverage in District or Superior court proceedings. All forms should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the proceedings to the Clerk of Court office that is handling the case. In order to open the form, you will need the a current version Adobe Reader. You may download the free version of Adobe Reader at http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Electronic Devices: Administrative Order JB-05-16 (A. 5-08) Use of other electronic devices, such as a laptop, tablets and smart phones is prohibited without the consent of the judge.
Requests can be faxed or emailed to:
Brooke Otis, Clerk of Court
Fax: (207) 338-1086
No telephone calls please.
Interviews: No interviews may be conducted inside the Courthouse, and entrances are not to be blocked.
Decorum: Recording personnel shall wear appropriate and neat attire consistent with participation in matters of serious concern. Neither the camera nor the recording personnel shall have any insignia or other indication of organizational affiliation. The use of any electronic device in the courtroom is prohibited without the written consent of the presiding justice. Place all cell phones in vibrate or silent mode. Violators will be removed from the courtroom.
Members of the media who require further assistance can contact Mary Ann Lynch, Director of Court Information or the Judicial Branch webmaster at webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Lynch may be reached at (207) 592-5940 or via email Mary.Ann.Lynch@courts.maine.gov.