|Tupper Lake Village Court||Tupper Lake||New York 12986||1 miles|
|Piercefield Town Court||Piercefield||New York 12973||5 miles|
|Santa Clara Town Court||Saranac Lake||New York 12983||11 miles|
|Brighton Town Court I||Paul Smiths||New York 12970||17 miles|
|Harrietstown Town Court||Saranac Lake||New York 12983||18 miles|
|Saranac Lake Village Court||Saranac Lake||New York 12983||18 miles|
|Clifton Town Court||Cranberry Lake||New York 12927||19 miles|
|Long Lake Town Court||Long Lake||New York 12847||19 miles|
|St. Armand Town Court||Bloomingdale||New York 12913||22 miles|
|Newcomb Town Court||Newcomb||New York 12852||24 miles|
|Lake Placid Village Court||Lake Placid||New York 12946||24 miles|
|North Elba Town Court||Lake Placid||New York 12946||24 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.