|Baltimore District Court IV||Baltimore||Maryland 21202||1 miles|
|Baltimore Circuit Court||Baltimore||Maryland 21202||2 miles|
|South Baltimore City Court||Baltimore||Maryland 21225||5 miles|
|Towson District Court||Towson||Maryland 21286||6 miles|
|Baltimore District Court III||Baltimore||Maryland 21215||6 miles|
|Baltimore County Court I||Towson||Maryland 21204||6 miles|
|Catonsville District Court||Catonsville||Maryland 21228||7 miles|
|Baltimore County District Court||Essex||Maryland 21221||7 miles|
|Glen Burnie District Court||Glen Burnie||Maryland 21061||10 miles|
|Howard District Court||Ellicott City||Maryland 21043||11 miles|
|Harford District Court||Bel Air||Maryland 21014||20 miles|
|Annapolis District Court||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||23 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.