|Fessenden District Court||Fessenden||North Dakota 58438||9 miles|
|New Rockford District Court||New Rockford||North Dakota 58356||19 miles|
|Harvey Municipal Court||Harvey||North Dakota 58341||19 miles|
|Benson County Courts||Minnewaukan||North Dakota 58351||24 miles|
|Carrington District Court||Carrington||North Dakota 58421||28 miles|
|Carrington Municipal Court||Carrington||North Dakota 58421||28 miles|
|Devils Lake District Court||Devils Lake||North Dakota 58301||39 miles|
|Devils Lake Municipal Court||Devils Lake||North Dakota 58301||39 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.