|Hyattsville District Court||Hyattsville||Maryland 20781||3 miles|
|Silver Spring District Court||Silver Spring||Maryland 20910||4 miles|
|D.C. Traffic Community Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||8 miles|
|Washington DC Superior Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||8 miles|
|Obama Supreme Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20543||8 miles|
|ERCC Community Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||8 miles|
|Arlington County Magistrate Court||Arlington||Virginia 22201||10 miles|
|Arlington Circuit Court||Arlington||Virginia 22201||10 miles|
|Arlington General District Court||Arlington||Virginia 22201||10 miles|
|Montgomery Circuit Court||Rockville||Maryland 20850||12 miles|
|Rockville District Court||Rockville||Maryland 20850||12 miles|
|Falls Church General District Court||Falls Church||Virginia 22046||14 miles|
|Alexandria Circuit Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22314||14 miles|
|Alexandria General District Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22314||14 miles|
|Alexandria Magistrate Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22314||15 miles|
|Prince George's Circuit Court||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||17 miles|
|Upper Marlboro District Court||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||17 miles|
|Vienna Town Court||Vienna||Virginia 22180||17 miles|
|Fairfax Magistrate Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22306||19 miles|
|Howard District Court||Ellicott City||Maryland 21043||21 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.