|Strafford County Courthouse||Dover||New Hampshire 03820||5 miles|
|Dover District Court||Dover||New Hampshire 03820||5 miles|
|Rochester District Court||Rochester||New Hampshire 03867||6 miles|
|Durham District Court||Durham||New Hampshire 03824||10 miles|
|York District Court||York||Maine 03909||13 miles|
|Springvale District Court||Sanford||Maine 04083||14 miles|
|Portsmouth District Court||Portsmouth||New Hampshire 03801||15 miles|
|York County Superior Court||Alfred||Maine 04002||16 miles|
|Exeter District Court||Brentwood||New Hampshire 03833||24 miles|
|Rockingham County Courthouse||Brentwood||New Hampshire 03833||24 miles|
|Biddeford District Court||Biddeford||Maine 04005||26 miles|
|Candia District Court||Candia||New Hampshire 03034||26 miles|
|Hampton District Court||Seabrook||New Hampshire 03874||26 miles|
|Plaistow District Court||Plaistow||New Hampshire 03865||32 miles|
|Carroll County Court||Ossipee||New Hampshire 03864||32 miles|
|South Carrroll County District Court||Ossipee||New Hampshire 03864||32 miles|
|Hooksett District Court||Hooksett||New Hampshire 03106||32 miles|
|Ipswich District Court||Newburyport||Massachusetts 01950||32 miles|
|Newburyport District Court||Newburyport||Massachusetts 01950||32 miles|
|Merrimack Superior Court||Concord||New Hampshire 03301||34 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.