|Dona Ana Third Judicial District Court||Las Cruces||New Mexico 88005||12 miles|
|Las Cruces Municipal Court I||Las Cruces||New Mexico 88001||12 miles|
|Las Cruces Municipal Court II||Las Cruces||New Mexico 88001||12 miles|
|Dona Ana Magistrate Court||Las Cruces||New Mexico 88005||14 miles|
|Las Cruces Magistrate Court I||Las Cruces||New Mexico 88005||14 miles|
|Mesilla Municipal Court||Las Cruces||New Mexico 88005||14 miles|
|Hatch Magistrate Court||Hatch||New Mexico 87937||21 miles|
|Hatch Municipal Court I||Hatch||New Mexico 87937||21 miles|
|Hatch Municipal Court II||Hatch||New Mexico 87937||21 miles|
|Anthony Magistrate Court||Anthony||New Mexico 88021||35 miles|
|Anthony Municipal Court||Anthony||Texas 79821||36 miles|
|Canutillo Justice of Peace Court||Anthony||Texas 79821||38 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.