|Voorheesville Village Court||Voorheesville||New York 12186||5 miles|
|Altamont Village Court||Altamont||New York 12009||5 miles|
|Rotterdam Town Court||Rotterdam||New York 12306||6 miles|
|New Scotland Town Court||Slingerlands||New York 12159||6 miles|
|Schenectady County Court||Schenectady||New York 12305||6 miles|
|Princetown Town Court||Schenectady||New York 12306||7 miles|
|Schenectady Traffic Court||Schenectady||New York 12305||7 miles|
|Schenectady City Criminal Court||Schenectady||New York 12305||7 miles|
|Colonie Town Court||Latham||New York 12110||7 miles|
|Niskayuna Town Court||Schenectady||New York 12309||7 miles|
|Scotia Village Court||Scotia||New York 12302||8 miles|
|Bethlehem Town Court||Delmar||New York 12054||8 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.