|New Bedford District Court||New Bedford||Massachusetts 02740||14 miles|
|Massachusetts Trial Courts||Falmouth||Massachusetts 02540||15 miles|
|Edgartown District Court||Edgartown||Massachusetts 02539||18 miles|
|Dukes Superior Court||Edgartown||Massachusetts 02539||19 miles|
|Middletown Municipal Court||Middletown||Rhode Island 02842||23 miles|
|Fall River District Court||Fall River||Massachusetts 02720||23 miles|
|Newport Municipal Court||Newport||Rhode Island 02840||23 miles|
|Newport District Court||Newport||Rhode Island 02840||24 miles|
|Newport Superior Court||Newport||Rhode Island 02840||24 miles|
|Wareham District Court||Wareham||Massachusetts 02576||25 miles|
|Bristol Municipal Court||Bristol||Rhode Island 02809||26 miles|
|Warren Municipal Court||Warren||Rhode Island 02885||29 miles|
|Narragansett Municipal Court||Narragansett Pier||Rhode Island 02882||31 miles|
|Wakefield District Court||South Kingstown||Rhode Island 02879||31 miles|
|Wakefield Traffic Court||South Kingstown||Rhode Island 02879||31 miles|
|Washington Superior Court||South Kingstown||Rhode Island 02879||31 miles|
|Taunton District Court||Taunton||Massachusetts 02780||33 miles|
|Bristol Superior Court||Taunton||Massachusetts 02780||34 miles|
|Barnstable County Superior Court||Barnstable||Massachusetts 02630||34 miles|
|Barnstable District Court||Barnstable||Massachusetts 02630||34 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.