|Taghkanic Town Court||Ancram||New York 12502||3 miles|
|Clermont Town Court||Germantown||New York 12526||5 miles|
|Germantown Town Court||Germantown||New York 12526||6 miles|
|Greene County Court||Catskill||New York 12414||7 miles|
|Catskill Village Court||Catskill||New York 12414||7 miles|
|Catskill Town Court||Catskill||New York 12414||7 miles|
|Hudson City Court||Hudson||New York 12534||7 miles|
|Columbia County Family Court||Hudson||New York 12534||7 miles|
|Greenport Town Court||Hudson||New York 12534||8 miles|
|Athens Town Court||Athens||New York 12015||8 miles|
|Athens Village Court||Athens||New York 12015||8 miles|
|Tivoli Village Court||Tivoli||New York 12583||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.