|Poughkeepsie Town Court Clerk||Arlington||New York 12603||4 miles|
|Poughkeepsie City Court||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601||6 miles|
|LaGrange Town Court||Lagrangeville||New York 12540||6 miles|
|Dutchess Supreme and County Court||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601||6 miles|
|Hyde Park Town Court||Hyde Park||New York 12538||6 miles|
|Lloyd Justice Court Clerk||Highland||New York 12528||7 miles|
|Washington Town Court||Millbrook||New York 12545||8 miles|
|Millbrook Village Court||Millbrook||New York 12545||8 miles|
|Union Vale Town Court||Lagrangeville||New York 12540||9 miles|
|Clinton Town Court II||Rhinebeck||New York 12572||10 miles|
|Marlborough Town Court||Milton||New York 12547||10 miles|
|Stanford Town Court||Stanfordville||New York 12581||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.