|Dryden Town Court||Dryden||New York 13053||3 miles|
|Groton Town Court||Groton||New York 13073||6 miles|
|Cayuga Heights Village Court||Ithaca||New York 14850||7 miles|
|Virgil Town Court||Cortland||New York 13045||7 miles|
|Caroline Town Court||Slaterville Springs||New York 14881||8 miles|
|Cortlandville Town Court||Cortland||New York 13045||8 miles|
|Lansing Town Court||Lansing||New York 14882||8 miles|
|Summerhill Town Court||Locke||New York 13092||9 miles|
|Tompkins County Court||Ithaca||New York 14850||9 miles|
|Ithaca Town Court||Ithaca||New York 14850||9 miles|
|Ithaca City Court||Ithaca||New York 14850||9 miles|
|Harford Town Court||Richford||New York 13835||10 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.