|Lakewood Municipal Court||Lakewood||New Jersey 08701||4 miles|
|Point Pleasant Municipal Court||Point Pleasant||New Jersey 08742||4 miles|
|Bay Head Municipal Court||Bay Head||New Jersey 08742||6 miles|
|Brielle Municipal Court||Brielle||New Jersey 08730||6 miles|
|Point Pleasant Beach Municipal Court||Point Pleasant Beach||New Jersey 08742||6 miles|
|Mantoloking Municipal Court||Mantoloking||New Jersey 08738||6 miles|
|Toms River Municipal Court||Toms River||New Jersey 08753||6 miles|
|Mansquan Municipal Court||Manasquan||New Jersey 08736||6 miles|
|Howell Municipal Court||Howell||New Jersey 07731||7 miles|
|Wall Municipal Court||Wall||New Jersey 07719||7 miles|
|Sea Girt Municipal Court||Sea Girt||New Jersey 08750||7 miles|
|Spring Lake Municipal Court||Spring Lake||New Jersey 07762||8 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.