|Baltimore Circuit Court||Baltimore||Maryland 21202||4 miles|
|Baltimore District Court IV||Baltimore||Maryland 21202||4 miles|
|Baltimore District Court II||Baltimore||Maryland 21213||5 miles|
|Glen Burnie District Court||Glen Burnie||Maryland 21061||5 miles|
|Catonsville District Court||Catonsville||Maryland 21228||6 miles|
|Baltimore District Court III||Baltimore||Maryland 21215||9 miles|
|Baltimore County District Court||Essex||Maryland 21221||10 miles|
|Towson District Court||Towson||Maryland 21286||11 miles|
|Howard District Court||Ellicott City||Maryland 21043||11 miles|
|Baltimore County Court I||Towson||Maryland 21204||11 miles|
|Annapolis District Court||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||18 miles|
|Anne Arundel County Court||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||19 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.