|Dover Town Court||Dover Plains||New York 12522|
|Washington Town Court||Millbrook||New York 12545||7 miles|
|Millbrook Village Court||Millbrook||New York 12545||7 miles|
|Union Vale Town Court||Lagrangeville||New York 12540||7 miles|
|Beekman Town Court||Poughquag||New York 12570||9 miles|
|Amenia Town Court||Amenia||New York 12501||9 miles|
|Pawling Justice Court||Pawling||New York 12564||10 miles|
|Pawling Village Court||Pawling||New York 12564||11 miles|
|LaGrange Town Court||Lagrangeville||New York 12540||11 miles|
|Stanford Town Court||Stanfordville||New York 12581||12 miles|
|Pleasant Valley Town Court||Pleasant Valley||New York 12569||12 miles|
|Patterson Town Court||Patterson||New York 12563||14 miles|
|East Fishkill Town Court||Hopewell Junction||New York 12533||15 miles|
|Poughkeepsie Town Court Clerk||Arlington||New York 12603||15 miles|
|Clinton Town Court II||Rhinebeck||New York 12572||16 miles|
|Millerton Village Court||Millerton||New York 12546||17 miles|
|North East Town Court||Millerton||New York 12546||17 miles|
|Poughkeepsie City Court||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601||17 miles|
|Dutchess Supreme and County Court||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601||17 miles|
|Kent Town Court||Carmel||New York 10512||17 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.