|Howard District Court||Ellicott City||Maryland 21043||12 miles|
|Montgomery Circuit Court||Rockville||Maryland 20850||15 miles|
|Rockville District Court||Rockville||Maryland 20850||15 miles|
|Catonsville District Court||Catonsville||Maryland 21228||17 miles|
|Baltimore District Court III||Baltimore||Maryland 21215||18 miles|
|Silver Spring District Court||Silver Spring||Maryland 20910||20 miles|
|Carroll County Court||Westminster||Maryland 21157||20 miles|
|Westminster District Court||Westminster||Maryland 21157||20 miles|
|Baltimore Circuit Court||Baltimore||Maryland 21202||22 miles|
|Baltimore District Court IV||Baltimore||Maryland 21202||22 miles|
|Frederick District Court||Frederick||Maryland 21701||23 miles|
|Baltimore District Court II||Baltimore||Maryland 21213||23 miles|
|South Baltimore City Court||Baltimore||Maryland 21225||23 miles|
|Glen Burnie District Court||Glen Burnie||Maryland 21061||23 miles|
|Hyattsville District Court||Hyattsville||Maryland 20781||23 miles|
|Baltimore County Court I||Towson||Maryland 21204||24 miles|
|Towson District Court||Towson||Maryland 21286||24 miles|
|D.C. Traffic Community Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||27 miles|
|Washington DC Superior Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||27 miles|
|ERCC Community Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||27 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.