|Stanford Town Court||Stanfordville||New York 12581||4 miles|
|Clinton Town Court II||Rhinebeck||New York 12572||4 miles|
|Millbrook Village Court||Millbrook||New York 12545||5 miles|
|Washington Town Court||Millbrook||New York 12545||5 miles|
|Pleasant Valley Town Court||Pleasant Valley||New York 12569||7 miles|
|Milan Town Court||Red Hook||New York 12571||9 miles|
|Hyde Park Town Court||Hyde Park||New York 12538||9 miles|
|Rhinebeck Town Court||Rhinebeck||New York 12572||10 miles|
|Rhinebeck Village Court||Rhinebeck||New York 12572||10 miles|
|Amenia Town Court||Amenia||New York 12501||11 miles|
|Poughkeepsie Town Court Clerk||Arlington||New York 12603||11 miles|
|LaGrange Town Court||Lagrangeville||New York 12540||12 miles|
|Pine Plains Town Court||Pine Plains||New York 12567||12 miles|
|Poughkeepsie City Court||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601||12 miles|
|Esopus Town Court||Port Ewen||New York 12466||12 miles|
|Dutchess Supreme and County Court||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601||12 miles|
|Red Hook Town Court||Red Hook||New York 12571||12 miles|
|Union Vale Town Court||Lagrangeville||New York 12540||13 miles|
|Red Hook Village Court||Red Hook||New York 12571||13 miles|
|Gallatin Town Court||Red Hook||New York 12571||13 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.