|Valatie Village Court||Valatie||New York 12184||2 miles|
|Kinderhook Town Court||Valatie||New York 12184||4 miles|
|Stuyvesant Town Court||Stuyvesant||New York 12173||4 miles|
|Chatham Town Court||Chatham||New York 12037||6 miles|
|Chatham Village Court||Chatham||New York 12037||6 miles|
|New Baltimore Town Court||Hannacroix||New York 12087||6 miles|
|Ghent Town Court||Ghent||New York 12075||6 miles|
|Coxsackie Town Court||Coxsackie||New York 12051||6 miles|
|Coeymans Town Court||Ravena||New York 12143||8 miles|
|Stockport Town Court||Hudson||New York 12534||8 miles|
|Ravena Village Court||Ravena||New York 12143||8 miles|
|Austerlitz Town Court||Spencertown||New York 12165||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.