|Suffolk County Court||Riverhead||New York 11901||3 miles|
|Southampton Town Court||Hampton Bays||New York 11946||6 miles|
|Seneca Town Court||Mattituck||New York 11952||7 miles|
|West Hampton Dunes Village Court||Westhampton Beach||New York 11978||8 miles|
|Westhampton Beach Village Court||Westhampton Beach||New York 11978||8 miles|
|Quogue Village Court||Westhampton Beach||New York 11978||8 miles|
|Shoreham Village Court||Shoreham||New York 11786||14 miles|
|Southampton Village Court||Southampton||New York 11968||14 miles|
|Southold Town Court||Southold||New York 11971||15 miles|
|Bellport Village Court||Bellport||New York 11713||19 miles|
|Shelter Island Town Court||Shelter Island||New York 11964||19 miles|
|Belle Terre Village Justice Ct||Port Jefferson||New York 11777||21 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.