|Clermont Town Court||Germantown||New York 12526||5 miles|
|Saugerties Village Court||Saugerties||New York 12477||5 miles|
|Saugerties Town Court||Saugerties||New York 12477||5 miles|
|Tivoli Village Court||Tivoli||New York 12583||6 miles|
|Greene County Court||Catskill||New York 12414||6 miles|
|Livingston Town Court||Hudson||New York 12534||6 miles|
|Catskill Village Court||Catskill||New York 12414||6 miles|
|Catskill Town Court||Catskill||New York 12414||6 miles|
|Taghkanic Town Court||Ancram||New York 12502||9 miles|
|Columbia County Family Court||Hudson||New York 12534||9 miles|
|Hudson City Court||Hudson||New York 12534||9 miles|
|Athens Village Court||Athens||New York 12015||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.