|Salem District Court||Salem||New Hampshire 03079||6 miles|
|Haverhill District Court||Haverhill||Massachusetts 01830||6 miles|
|Lowell District Court||Lowell||Massachusetts 01852||9 miles|
|Plaistow District Court||Plaistow||New Hampshire 03865||10 miles|
|Derry District Court||Derry||New Hampshire 03038||15 miles|
|Woburn District Court||Woburn||Massachusetts 01801||16 miles|
|Hillsborough County Court South||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||16 miles|
|Ipswich District Court||Newburyport||Massachusetts 01950||16 miles|
|Newburyport District Court||Newburyport||Massachusetts 01950||16 miles|
|Nashua District Court||Nashua||New Hampshire 03060||16 miles|
|Peabody District Court||Peabody||Massachusetts 01960||17 miles|
|Exeter District Court||Brentwood||New Hampshire 03833||18 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.