|Centreville District Court||Centreville||Maryland 21617||11 miles|
|Baltimore County District Court||Essex||Maryland 21221||23 miles|
|Middletown Justice Court||Middletown||Delaware 19709||25 miles|
|Caroline County Court||Denton||Maryland 21629||26 miles|
|Smyrna Justice Court||Smyrna||Delaware 19977||26 miles|
|Caroline District Court||Denton||Maryland 21629||26 miles|
|Harford District Court||Bel Air||Maryland 21014||27 miles|
|Anne Arundel County Court||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||28 miles|
|Annapolis District Court||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||28 miles|
|South Baltimore City Court||Baltimore||Maryland 21225||29 miles|
|Dover Justice Court||Dover||Delaware 19904||29 miles|
|Kent County Court||Dover||Delaware 19901||29 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.