|Fishkill Town Justice Court||Fishkill||New York 12524||3 miles|
|Beacon City Court||Beacon||New York 12508||3 miles|
|Wappinger Town Justice||Wappingers Falls||New York 12590||3 miles|
|Fishkill Village Justice Court||Fishkill||New York 12524||4 miles|
|Wappingers Falls Village Court||Wappingers Falls||New York 12590||4 miles|
|Newburgh City Court||Newburgh||New York 12550||5 miles|
|Newburgh Town Court||Newburgh||New York 12550||5 miles|
|Marlborough Town Court||Milton||New York 12547||6 miles|
|New Windsor Town Court||New Windsor||New York 12553||7 miles|
|East Fishkill Town Court||Hopewell Junction||New York 12533||8 miles|
|Cornwall Town Court||Cornwall-on-Hudson||New York 12518||9 miles|
|Village of Nelsonville||Cold Spring||New York 10516||9 miles|
|Philipstown Town Court||Cold Spring||New York 10516||9 miles|
|Cold Spring Village Court||Cold Spring||New York 10516||9 miles|
|Dutchess Supreme and County Court||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601||11 miles|
|Plattekill Town Court||Modena||New York 12548||11 miles|
|Poughkeepsie City Court||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601||11 miles|
|Poughkeepsie Town Court Clerk||Arlington||New York 12603||11 miles|
|Lloyd Justice Court Clerk||Highland||New York 12528||11 miles|
|Walden Village Court||Walden||New York 12586||12 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.