|Town Office||Madrid||New York 13660||9 miles|
|Lisbon Town Court||Lisbon||New York 13658||11 miles|
|Norfolk Town Court||Norfolk||New York 13667||12 miles|
|Louisville Town Court||Massena||New York 13662||12 miles|
|Massena Court Clerk||Massena||New York 13662||16 miles|
|Massena Town Court||Massena||New York 13662||16 miles|
|Potsdam Town Court||Potsdam||New York 13676||17 miles|
|Potsdam Village Court||Potsdam||New York 13676||17 miles|
|Ogdensburg City Court||Ogdensburg||New York 13669||18 miles|
|St. Lawrence County Court||Canton||New York 13617||18 miles|
|Canton Justice Court||Canton||New York 13617||18 miles|
|Canton Town Court||Canton||New York 13617||18 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.