|Cooperstown District Court||Cooperstown||North Dakota 58425||18 miles|
|Valley City District Court||Valley||North Dakota 58072||20 miles|
|Valley City Municipal Court||Valley||North Dakota 58072||20 miles|
|Finley Municipal Court||Finley||North Dakota 58230||27 miles|
|Finley District Court||Finley||North Dakota 58230||27 miles|
|Jamestown Municipal Court||Jamestown||North Dakota 58401||32 miles|
|Jamestown District Court||Jamestown||North Dakota 58401||32 miles|
|Portland Municipal Court||Portland||North Dakota 58274||43 miles|
|Mayville Municipal Court||Mayville||North Dakota 58257||45 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.