|Otego Town Court||Otego||New York 13825||5 miles|
|Unadilla Town Court||Unadilla||New York 13849||6 miles|
|Oneonta City Court||Oneonta||New York 13820||10 miles|
|Oneonta Town Court||West Oneonta||New York 13861||10 miles|
|Tompkins Town Court||Trout Creek||New York 13847||10 miles|
|Walton Town Court||Walton||New York 13856||11 miles|
|Sidney Town Court||Sidney||New York 13838||11 miles|
|Sidney Village Court||Sidney||New York 13838||11 miles|
|Meredith Town Court||Meridale||New York 13806||11 miles|
|Walton Village Justice Court||Walton||New York 13856||11 miles|
|Masonville Town Court||Masonville||New York 13804||12 miles|
|Butternuts Town Court||Gilbertsville||New York 13776||13 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.