|Stephentown Town Court||Stephentown||New York 12168||5 miles|
|Canaan Town Court||East Chatham||New York 12060||6 miles|
|Pittsfield District Court||Pittsfield||Massachusetts 01201||7 miles|
|Berkshire Superior Court||Pittsfield||Massachusetts 01201||7 miles|
|Nassau Town Court||Nassau||New York 12123||12 miles|
|Nassau Village Court||Nassau||New York 12123||12 miles|
|Chatham Town Court||Chatham||New York 12037||14 miles|
|Chatham Village Court||Chatham||New York 12037||14 miles|
|Austerlitz Town Court||Spencertown||New York 12165||14 miles|
|Sand Lake Town Court||Averill Park||New York 12018||14 miles|
|Berlin Town Court||Berlin||New York 12022||15 miles|
|Kinderhook Town Court||Valatie||New York 12184||15 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.