|New Lebanon Town Court||New Lebanon||New York 12125||5 miles|
|Berkshire Superior Court||Pittsfield||Massachusetts 01201||10 miles|
|Pittsfield District Court||Pittsfield||Massachusetts 01201||10 miles|
|Berlin Town Court||Berlin||New York 12022||10 miles|
|Sand Lake Town Court||Averill Park||New York 12018||10 miles|
|Canaan Town Court||East Chatham||New York 12060||10 miles|
|Nassau Town Court||Nassau||New York 12123||12 miles|
|Nassau Village Court||Nassau||New York 12123||12 miles|
|Poestenkill Town Court||Poestenkill||New York 12140||13 miles|
|Petersburgh Town Court||Petersburg||New York 12138||14 miles|
|Grafton Town Court||Cropseyville||New York 12052||15 miles|
|Schodack Town Court||Castleton-on-Hudson||New York 12033||16 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.