|New Haven Judicial District Court||New Haven||Connecticut 06510||13 miles|
|New Haven Superior Court||New Haven||Connecticut 06510||13 miles|
|Meriden Superior Court||Meriden||Connecticut 06451||19 miles|
|Middletown Superior Court||Middletown||Connecticut 06457||19 miles|
|Middlesex Judicial District Court||Middletown||Connecticut 06457||19 miles|
|Southold Town Court||Southold||New York 11971||20 miles|
|Seneca Town Court||Mattituck||New York 11952||20 miles|
|AnsoniaMilford Judicial District Court||Milford||Connecticut 06460||20 miles|
|Milford Superior Court||Milford||Connecticut 06460||20 miles|
|Derby Judicial District Court||Derby||Connecticut 06418||22 miles|
|Derby Superior Court||Derby||Connecticut 06418||22 miles|
|Shelter Island Town Court||Shelter Island||New York 11964||23 miles|
|Riverhead Town Court||Riverhead||New York 11901||25 miles|
|Suffolk County Court||Riverhead||New York 11901||25 miles|
|Shoreham Village Court||Shoreham||New York 11786||25 miles|
|Waterbury Judicial District Court||Waterbury||Connecticut 06702||27 miles|
|Waterbury Superior Court||Waterbury||Connecticut 06702||27 miles|
|New Britain Judicial District Court||New Britain||Connecticut 06051||27 miles|
|New Britain Superior Court||New Britain||Connecticut 06051||27 miles|
|Fairfield Judicial District Court||Bridgeport||Connecticut 06604||28 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.