|Carroll County Court||Ossipee||New Hampshire 03864|
|Belknap County Court||Laconia||New Hampshire 03246||20 miles|
|Laconia District Court||Laconia||New Hampshire 03246||21 miles|
|Springvale District Court||Sanford||Maine 04083||23 miles|
|North Carroll County||Conway||New Hampshire 03813||24 miles|
|York County Superior Court||Alfred||Maine 04002||26 miles|
|Rochester District Court||Rochester||New Hampshire 03867||28 miles|
|Plymouth District Court||Plymouth||New Hampshire 03264||28 miles|
|Franklin District Court||Franklin||New Hampshire 03235||31 miles|
|Bridgton District Court||Bridgton||Maine 04009||33 miles|
|Strafford County Courthouse||Dover||New Hampshire 03820||34 miles|
|Biddeford District Court||Biddeford||Maine 04005||36 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.