|Hawthorne Municipal Court||Hawthorne||New Jersey 07506||2 miles|
|Ridgewood Village Court||Ridgewood||New Jersey 07450||2 miles|
|Fair Lawn Municipal Court||Fair Lawn||New Jersey 07410||2 miles|
|Midland Park Municipal Court||Midland Park||New Jersey 07432||2 miles|
|Allendale Municipal Court||Ho-Ho-Kus||New Jersey 07423||3 miles|
|HoHoKus Municipal Court||Ho-Ho-Kus||New Jersey 07423||3 miles|
|North Haledon Municipal Court||North Haledon||New Jersey 07508||3 miles|
|Prospect Park Municipal Court||Prospect Park||New Jersey 07508||3 miles|
|Haledon Municipal Court||Haledon||New Jersey 07508||3 miles|
|Waldwick Municipal Court||Waldwick||New Jersey 07463||4 miles|
|NJ DMV Paterson Suspension Hearing Center||Paterson||New Jersey 07505||4 miles|
|Paterson City Municipal Court||Paterson||New Jersey 07502||4 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.