|New Britain Judicial District Court||New Britain||Connecticut 06051||9 miles|
|New Britain Superior Court||New Britain||Connecticut 06051||9 miles|
|Waterbury Superior Court||Waterbury||Connecticut 06702||10 miles|
|Waterbury Judicial District Court||Waterbury||Connecticut 06702||10 miles|
|Meriden Superior Court||Meriden||Connecticut 06451||12 miles|
|Litchfield Superior Court||Litchfield||Connecticut 06759||14 miles|
|Hartford Superior Court||Hartford||Connecticut 06106||15 miles|
|Hartford Judicial District Court||Hartford||Connecticut 06106||15 miles|
|Bantam Superior Court||Bantam||Connecticut 06750||16 miles|
|Middlesex Judicial District Court||Middletown||Connecticut 06457||17 miles|
|Middletown Superior Court||Middletown||Connecticut 06457||17 miles|
|Manchester Superior Court||Manchester||Connecticut 06040||22 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.