|Watervliet City Court||Watervliet||New York 12189||3 miles|
|Rensselaer County Court||Troy||New York 12180||3 miles|
|Albany Supreme Court||Albany||New York 12207||3 miles|
|Albany County Court||Albany||New York 12207||3 miles|
|Albany City Traffic Court||Albany||New York 12207||3 miles|
|Villain Village Court||Albany||New York 12207||3 miles|
|Troy City Court||Troy||New York 12180||3 miles|
|Rensselaer City Court||Rensselaer||New York 12144||3 miles|
|Green Island Town Court||Troy||New York 12183||4 miles|
|Albany City Criminal Court||Albany||New York 12202||4 miles|
|North Greenbush Town Court||Wynantskill||New York 12198||4 miles|
|Colonie Town Court||Latham||New York 12110||5 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.