|Milford Superior Court||Milford||Connecticut 06460|
|Derby Judicial District Court||Derby||Connecticut 06418||7 miles|
|Derby Superior Court||Derby||Connecticut 06418||7 miles|
|Fairfield Judicial District Court||Bridgeport||Connecticut 06604||8 miles|
|Bridgeport Superior Court||Bridgeport||Connecticut 06604||8 miles|
|New Haven Superior Court||New Haven||Connecticut 06510||9 miles|
|New Haven Judicial District Court||New Haven||Connecticut 06510||9 miles|
|Old Field Village Court||Setauket-East Setauket||New York 11733||17 miles|
|Belle Terre Village Justice Ct||Port Jefferson||New York 11777||18 miles|
|Poquott Village Court||Setauket-East Setauket||New York 11733||19 miles|
|Port Jefferson Village Court||Port Jefferson||New York 11777||19 miles|
|Shoreham Village Court||Shoreham||New York 11786||20 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.