|Pitcairn Town Court||Harrisville||New York 13648||3 miles|
|Fowler Town Court||Gouverneur||New York 13642||9 miles|
|Edwards Town Court||Edwards||New York 13635||12 miles|
|Fine Town Court||Star Lake||New York 13690||14 miles|
|Gouverneur Town Court||Gouverneur||New York 13642||15 miles|
|Antwerp Town Court||Antwerp||New York 13608||15 miles|
|Carthage Village Court||Carthage||New York 13619||19 miles|
|Wilna Town Court||Carthage||New York 13619||19 miles|
|Clare Town Court||Russell||New York 13684||19 miles|
|Philadelphia Village Court||Philadelphia||New York 13673||20 miles|
|Philadelphia Town Court||Philadelphia||New York 13673||20 miles|
|Croghan Town Court||Castorland||New York 13620||20 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.