Federal, state offices closed for holiday

Posted Feb. 14, 2010, at 7:34 p.m.

Federal and state offices as well as courts in Maine are closed today in observance of Presidents Day.

Federal offices and federal and state courts will be open for business Tuesday.

Most state offices will be closed Tuesday for a shutdown day, but the courts will remain open.

Most criminal matters or cases that require the presence of a state employee will not be scheduled.

According to information on the Maine judiciary’s Web site, the courts will handle the following matters on shutdown days:

• Emergency petitions presented by a state agency such as a request for a preliminary protection order or an emergency involuntary admission request.

• Matters in which urgent constitutional rights are affected, including in-custody arraignments and juvenile detention hearings.

• Any case type that does not involve a district attorney, an assistant attorney general or other state workers subject to the state shutdown.

Civil matters will be scheduled and clerks will be available to provide information and collect fines.

www.courts.state.me.us

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