Newport Superior Court

See Newport Superior Court location, address, and phone number, and public records search. Courts are legal institutions which resolve disputes between parties and rule on legal cases related to civil, criminal, and administrative matters. Courts vary between different types, such as criminal, civil, probate, family, traffic, state, federal, appeals, and common courts.

Newport Superior Court
45 Washington Square, Newport, Rhode Island, 02840
(401) 841-8330

Nearby Courts

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Newport District Court
Newport Municipal Court 0 miles
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Wakefield Traffic Court 9 miles
Washington Superior Court 9 miles
Narragansett Municipal Court 9 miles
Bristol Municipal Court 13 miles
East Greenwich Municipal Court 14 miles
Warwick Municipal Court 16 miles
Warren Municipal Court 17 miles
Fall River District Court 17 miles

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What is a court?

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.