|Fishkill Village Justice Court||Fishkill||New York 12524||6 miles|
|Wappinger Town Justice||Wappingers Falls||New York 12590||6 miles|
|Wappingers Falls Village Court||Wappingers Falls||New York 12590||6 miles|
|LaGrange Town Court||Lagrangeville||New York 12540||6 miles|
|Fishkill Town Justice Court||Fishkill||New York 12524||7 miles|
|Beekman Town Court||Poughquag||New York 12570||7 miles|
|Union Vale Town Court||Lagrangeville||New York 12540||8 miles|
|Marlborough Town Court||Milton||New York 12547||9 miles|
|Kent Town Court||Carmel||New York 10512||10 miles|
|Beacon City Court||Beacon||New York 12508||10 miles|
|Poughkeepsie Town Court Clerk||Arlington||New York 12603||10 miles|
|Pawling Village Court||Pawling||New York 12564||11 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.