|Suffolk County Traffic Court||Hauppauge||New York 11788||0 miles|
|Suffolk County 4th District Court||Smithtown||New York 11787||1 miles|
|Village of The Branch Village Court||Smithtown||New York 11787||3 miles|
|Islandia Village Court||Islandia||New York 11749||3 miles|
|Suffolk County 1st District Court||Central Islip||New York 11722||4 miles|
|Suffolk County 5th District Court||Ronkonkoma||New York 11779||5 miles|
|Head of the Harbor Village Court||St. James||New York 11780||6 miles|
|Lake Grove Village Court||Lake Grove||New York 11755||6 miles|
|Nissequogue Village Court||St. James||New York 11780||6 miles|
|Brightwaters Village Court||Brightwaters||New York 11718||7 miles|
|Northport Village Court||Northport||New York 11768||9 miles|
|Asharoken Village Court||Northport||New York 11768||10 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.