|Beacon City Court||Beacon||New York 12508||2 miles|
|New Windsor Town Court||New Windsor||New York 12553||3 miles|
|Newburgh Town Court||Newburgh||New York 12550||4 miles|
|Cornwall Town Court||Cornwall-on-Hudson||New York 12518||4 miles|
|Fishkill Town Justice Court||Fishkill||New York 12524||5 miles|
|Village of Nelsonville||Cold Spring||New York 10516||7 miles|
|Philipstown Town Court||Cold Spring||New York 10516||7 miles|
|Fishkill Village Justice Court||Fishkill||New York 12524||7 miles|
|Cold Spring Village Court||Cold Spring||New York 10516||7 miles|
|Wappinger Town Justice||Wappingers Falls||New York 12590||8 miles|
|Wappingers Falls Village Court||Wappingers Falls||New York 12590||9 miles|
|Washingtonville Village Court||Washingtonville||New York 10992||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.