|Frederick District Court||Frederick||Maryland 21701||13 miles|
|Rockville District Court||Rockville||Maryland 20850||14 miles|
|Montgomery Circuit Court||Rockville||Maryland 20850||14 miles|
|Loudoun Circuit Court||Leesburg||Virginia 20176||18 miles|
|Loudoun General District Court||Leesburg||Virginia 20176||18 miles|
|Loudoun County Magistrate Court||Leesburg||Virginia 20175||19 miles|
|Herndon Town Court||Herndon||Virginia 20170||21 miles|
|Silver Spring District Court||Silver Spring||Maryland 20910||23 miles|
|Vienna Town Court||Vienna||Virginia 22180||25 miles|
|Harpers Ferry Municipal Court||Harpers Ferry||West Virginia 25425||25 miles|
|Howard District Court||Ellicott City||Maryland 21043||26 miles|
|Carroll County Court||Westminster||Maryland 21157||27 miles|
|Westminster District Court||Westminster||Maryland 21157||27 miles|
|Falls Church General District Court||Falls Church||Virginia 22046||27 miles|
|Arlington County Magistrate Court||Arlington||Virginia 22201||28 miles|
|Arlington Circuit Court||Arlington||Virginia 22201||28 miles|
|Arlington General District Court||Arlington||Virginia 22201||28 miles|
|Hyattsville District Court||Hyattsville||Maryland 20781||28 miles|
|Fairfax County Magistrate Court||Fairfax||Virginia 22030||29 miles|
|Fairfax Circuit Court||Fairfax||Virginia 22030||29 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.