|Dorchester District Court||Cambridge||Maryland 21613||9 miles|
|Talbot District Court||Easton||Maryland 21601||21 miles|
|Prince Frederick District Court||Prince Frederick||Maryland 20678||23 miles|
|Calvert County Court||Prince Frederick||Maryland 20678||23 miles|
|District Court||Leonardtown||Maryland 20650||27 miles|
|Princess Anne District Court||Princess Anne||Maryland 21853||31 miles|
|Wicomico District Court||Salisbury||Maryland 21801||32 miles|
|Seaford Justice Court||Seaford||Delaware 19973||33 miles|
|Laurel Alderman Court||Laurel||Delaware 19956||33 miles|
|Caroline District Court||Denton||Maryland 21629||34 miles|
|Caroline County Court||Denton||Maryland 21629||34 miles|
|Anne Arundel County Court||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||39 miles|
|Prince George's Circuit Court||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||39 miles|
|Upper Marlboro District Court||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||39 miles|
|Annapolis District Court||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||40 miles|
|Centreville District Court||Centreville||Maryland 21617||40 miles|
|Heathsville Magistrate Court||Heathsville||Virginia 22473||42 miles|
|Northumberland Circuit Court||Heathsville||Virginia 22473||42 miles|
|Northumberland General District Court||Heathsville||Virginia 22473||42 miles|
|La Plata District Court||La Plata||Maryland 20646||44 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.