|Socorro County Magistrate Court||Socorro||New Mexico 87801||15 miles|
|Socorro District Court||Socorro||New Mexico 87801||15 miles|
|City of Socorro Municipal Court||Socorro||New Mexico 87801||15 miles|
|Magdalena Municipal Court||Magdalena||New Mexico 87825||20 miles|
|Belen Magistrate Court||Belen||New Mexico 87002||29 miles|
|Belen Municipal Court||Belen||New Mexico 87002||29 miles|
|Los Lunas District Court||Los Lunas||New Mexico 87031||38 miles|
|Vaughn Municipal Court||Los Lunas||New Mexico 87031||39 miles|
|Los Lunas Magistrate Court||Los Lunas||New Mexico 87031||39 miles|
|Los Lunas Municipal Court||Los Lunas||New Mexico 87031||39 miles|
|Mountainair Municipal Court||Mountainair||New Mexico 87036||43 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.