|Barnegat Township Municipal Court||Barnegat||New Jersey 08005||3 miles|
|Lacey Municipal Court||Lacey||New Jersey 08731||5 miles|
|Barnegat Light Municipal Court||Barnegat Light||New Jersey 08006||5 miles|
|Stafford Municipal Court||Stafford||New Jersey 08050||7 miles|
|Berkeley Municipal Court||Berkeley||New Jersey 08757||9 miles|
|Beachwood Municipal Court||Beachwood||New Jersey 08722||9 miles|
|Surf City Municipal Court||Surf City||New Jersey 08008||9 miles|
|Pine Beach Municipal Court||Pine Beach||New Jersey 08741||10 miles|
|Ocean Gate Municipal Court||Ocean Gate||New Jersey 08740||10 miles|
|Ship Bottom Municipal Court||Ship Bottom||New Jersey 08008||10 miles|
|South Toms River Municipal Court||South Toms River||New Jersey 08757||10 miles|
|Island Heights Municipal Court||Island Heights||New Jersey 08732||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.