|Palmerton Magistrate Court||Palmerton||Pennsylvania 18071||4 miles|
|Northampton Magistrate Court II||Northampton||Pennsylvania 18067||6 miles|
|Whitehall Magistrate Court II||Whitehall||Pennsylvania 18052||8 miles|
|Bethlehem Magistrate Court III||Bethlehem||Pennsylvania 18017||11 miles|
|Allentown District Court||Allentown||Pennsylvania 18102||11 miles|
|Allentown Magistrate Court IV||Allentown||Pennsylvania 18109||11 miles|
|Allentown West Magistrate Court||Allentown||Pennsylvania 18102||11 miles|
|Allentown Magistrate Court III||Allentown||Pennsylvania 18101||12 miles|
|Lehigh Common Pleas Court||Allentown||Pennsylvania 18101||12 miles|
|Allentown Central Magistrate Court||Allentown||Pennsylvania 18101||12 miles|
|Carbon County Court||Jim Thorpe||Pennsylvania 18229||12 miles|
|Bethlehem Magistrate Court II||Bethlehem||Pennsylvania 18020||12 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.