|Biddeford District Court||Biddeford||Maine 04005||9 miles|
|York County Superior Court||Alfred||Maine 04002||9 miles|
|Springvale District Court||Sanford||Maine 04083||12 miles|
|York District Court||York||Maine 03909||17 miles|
|Dover District Court||Dover||New Hampshire 03820||21 miles|
|Rochester District Court||Rochester||New Hampshire 03867||21 miles|
|Strafford County Courthouse||Dover||New Hampshire 03820||22 miles|
|Cumberland County Superior Court I||Portland||Maine 04101||24 miles|
|Portland District Court||Portland||Maine 04101||24 miles|
|Cumberland County Superior Court II||Portland||Maine 04101||24 miles|
|Portsmouth District Court||Portsmouth||New Hampshire 03801||24 miles|
|Durham District Court||Durham||New Hampshire 03824||26 miles|
|Carroll County Court||Ossipee||New Hampshire 03864||35 miles|
|South Carrroll County District Court||Ossipee||New Hampshire 03864||35 miles|
|Hampton District Court||Seabrook||New Hampshire 03874||38 miles|
|Exeter District Court||Brentwood||New Hampshire 03833||39 miles|
|Rockingham County Courthouse||Brentwood||New Hampshire 03833||39 miles|
|Candia District Court||Candia||New Hampshire 03034||43 miles|
|Ipswich District Court||Newburyport||Massachusetts 01950||44 miles|
|Newburyport District Court||Newburyport||Massachusetts 01950||44 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.