|Dolores Municipal Court||Dolores||Colorado 81323||15 miles|
|Montezuma County Court||Cortez||Colorado 81321||16 miles|
|Cortez Municipal Court||Cortez||Colorado 81321||16 miles|
|Cortez District Court||Cortez||Colorado 81321||16 miles|
|Durango Municipal Court||Durango||Colorado 81301||23 miles|
|Durango District Court||Durango||Colorado 81301||23 miles|
|La Plata County Courthouse||Durango||Colorado 81301||23 miles|
|Rico Municipal Court||Rico||Colorado 81332||28 miles|
|Bayfield Municipal Court||Bayfield||Colorado 81122||39 miles|
|Aztec District Court||Aztec||New Mexico 87410||39 miles|
|Ignacio Municipal Court||Ignacio||Colorado 81137||39 miles|
|Aztec Municipal Court||Aztec||New Mexico 87410||39 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.