|Philmont Village Court||Philmont||New York 12565||1 miles|
|Greenport Town Court||Hudson||New York 12534||5 miles|
|Stockport Town Court||Hudson||New York 12534||5 miles|
|Ghent Town Court||Ghent||New York 12075||6 miles|
|Hudson City Court||Hudson||New York 12534||6 miles|
|Columbia County Family Court||Hudson||New York 12534||6 miles|
|Athens Town Court||Athens||New York 12015||7 miles|
|Athens Village Court||Athens||New York 12015||7 miles|
|Austerlitz Town Court||Spencertown||New York 12165||8 miles|
|Chatham Town Court||Chatham||New York 12037||8 miles|
|Chatham Village Court||Chatham||New York 12037||8 miles|
|Hillsdale Town Court||Hillsdale||New York 12529||9 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.