|Village of Nelsonville||Cold Spring||New York 10516||0 miles|
|Cold Spring Village Court||Cold Spring||New York 10516||0 miles|
|Highlands Town Court||Highland Falls||New York 10928||4 miles|
|Cornwall Town Court||Cornwall-on-Hudson||New York 12518||4 miles|
|Putnam Valley Town Court||Putnam Valley||New York 10579||6 miles|
|Beacon City Court||Beacon||New York 12508||6 miles|
|Newburgh City Court||Newburgh||New York 12550||7 miles|
|New Windsor Town Court||New Windsor||New York 12553||7 miles|
|Fishkill Town Justice Court||Fishkill||New York 12524||7 miles|
|Cortlandt Town Court||Cortlandt||New York 10567||8 miles|
|Fishkill Village Justice Court||Fishkill||New York 12524||8 miles|
|Peekskill City Court||Peekskill||New York 10566||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.