|New London Judicial District Court||New London||Connecticut 06320||12 miles|
|New London Superior Court||New London||Connecticut 06320||12 miles|
|Shelter Island Town Court||Shelter Island||New York 11964||13 miles|
|East Hampton Town Justice||East Hampton||New York 11937||15 miles|
|Southold Town Court||Southold||New York 11971||17 miles|
|Westerly Municipal Court||Westerly||Rhode Island 02891||21 miles|
|Norwich Superior Court||Norwich||Connecticut 06360||23 miles|
|Southampton Village Court||Southampton||New York 11968||25 miles|
|Seneca Town Court||Mattituck||New York 11952||25 miles|
|Southampton Town Court||Hampton Bays||New York 11946||29 miles|
|Riverhead Town Court||Riverhead||New York 11901||32 miles|
|Suffolk County Court||Riverhead||New York 11901||35 miles|
|Quogue Village Court||Westhampton Beach||New York 11978||35 miles|
|Willimantic Superior Court||Windham||Connecticut 06226||36 miles|
|Middletown Superior Court||Middletown||Connecticut 06457||36 miles|
|Middlesex Judicial District Court||Middletown||Connecticut 06457||36 miles|
|West Hampton Dunes Village Court||Westhampton Beach||New York 11978||37 miles|
|Westhampton Beach Village Court||Westhampton Beach||New York 11978||37 miles|
|Narragansett Municipal Court||Narragansett Pier||Rhode Island 02882||39 miles|
|Wakefield District Court||South Kingstown||Rhode Island 02879||39 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.