|Gallatin Town Court||Red Hook||New York 12571||4 miles|
|Clinton Town Court II||Rhinebeck||New York 12572||5 miles|
|Red Hook Town Court||Red Hook||New York 12571||6 miles|
|Red Hook Village Court||Red Hook||New York 12571||6 miles|
|Stanford Town Court||Stanfordville||New York 12581||7 miles|
|Pine Plains Town Court||Pine Plains||New York 12567||7 miles|
|Rhinebeck Town Court||Rhinebeck||New York 12572||8 miles|
|Rhinebeck Village Court||Rhinebeck||New York 12572||8 miles|
|Clermont Town Court||Germantown||New York 12526||10 miles|
|Ancram Town Hall||Ancram||New York 12502||10 miles|
|Tivoli Village Court||Tivoli||New York 12583||10 miles|
|Esopus Town Court||Port Ewen||New York 12466||11 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.