|Hancock Town Justice||Hancock||New York 13783||1 miles|
|Lakewood Magistrate Court||Lakewood||Pennsylvania 18439||9 miles|
|Deposit Town Court||Deposit||New York 13754||10 miles|
|Deposit Village Court||Deposit||New York 13754||10 miles|
|Sanford Town Court||Deposit||New York 13754||11 miles|
|Fremont Town Court II||Fremont Center||New York 12736||14 miles|
|Fremont Town Court I||North Branch||New York 12766||16 miles|
|Colchester Town Court||Roscoe||New York 12776||16 miles|
|Walton Village Justice Court||Walton||New York 13856||17 miles|
|Tompkins Town Court||Trout Creek||New York 13847||17 miles|
|Walton Town Court||Walton||New York 13856||17 miles|
|Cochecton Town Court||Hortonville||New York 12745||19 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.