|Jamestown City Court||Jamestown||New York 14701||5 miles|
|Ellery Town Court||Bemus Point||New York 14712||5 miles|
|North Harmony Town Court||Lakewood||New York 14750||5 miles|
|Harmony Town Court||Ashville||New York 14710||6 miles|
|Kiantone Town Court||Jamestown||New York 14701||7 miles|
|Ellicott Town Court||Falconer||New York 14733||7 miles|
|Gerry Town Court||Gerry||New York 14740||7 miles|
|Carroll Town Court||Frewsburg||New York 14738||9 miles|
|Charlotte Town Court||Sinclairville||New York 14782||12 miles|
|Poland Town Court||Kennedy||New York 14747||12 miles|
|Ellington Town Court||Kennedy||New York 14747||13 miles|
|Chautauqua Town Court||Mayville||New York 14757||14 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.