|Dutchess Supreme and County Court||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601|
|Poughkeepsie City Court||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601|
|Poughkeepsie Town Court Clerk||Arlington||New York 12603||1 miles|
|Lloyd Justice Court Clerk||Highland||New York 12528||3 miles|
|Pleasant Valley Town Court||Pleasant Valley||New York 12569||5 miles|
|Marlborough Town Court||Milton||New York 12547||5 miles|
|Hyde Park Town Court||Hyde Park||New York 12538||6 miles|
|LaGrange Town Court||Lagrangeville||New York 12540||7 miles|
|Wappingers Falls Village Court||Wappingers Falls||New York 12590||7 miles|
|Wappinger Town Justice||Wappingers Falls||New York 12590||8 miles|
|New Paltz Village Court||New Paltz||New York 12561||9 miles|
|New Paltz Town Court||New Paltz||New York 12561||9 miles|
|Plattekill Town Court||Modena||New York 12548||10 miles|
|East Fishkill Town Court||Hopewell Junction||New York 12533||10 miles|
|Union Vale Town Court||Lagrangeville||New York 12540||11 miles|
|Fishkill Village Justice Court||Fishkill||New York 12524||11 miles|
|Fishkill Town Justice Court||Fishkill||New York 12524||12 miles|
|Gardiner Town Court||Gardiner||New York 12525||12 miles|
|Washington Town Court||Millbrook||New York 12545||13 miles|
|Millbrook Village Court||Millbrook||New York 12545||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.