|Hyde Park Town Court||Hyde Park||New York 12538||2 miles|
|Pleasant Valley Town Court||Pleasant Valley||New York 12569||4 miles|
|Poughkeepsie Town Court Clerk||Arlington||New York 12603||4 miles|
|Poughkeepsie City Court||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601||5 miles|
|Dutchess Supreme and County Court||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601||5 miles|
|Lloyd Justice Court Clerk||Highland||New York 12528||5 miles|
|LaGrange Town Court||Lagrangeville||New York 12540||9 miles|
|Clinton Town Court II||Rhinebeck||New York 12572||9 miles|
|Marlborough Town Court||Milton||New York 12547||10 miles|
|New Paltz Village Court||New Paltz||New York 12561||10 miles|
|New Paltz Town Court||New Paltz||New York 12561||10 miles|
|Esopus Town Court||Port Ewen||New York 12466||10 miles|
|Rosendale Town Court||Rosendale||New York 12472||10 miles|
|Washington Town Court||Millbrook||New York 12545||11 miles|
|Millbrook Village Court||Millbrook||New York 12545||11 miles|
|Rhinebeck Village Court||Rhinebeck||New York 12572||11 miles|
|Rhinebeck Town Court||Rhinebeck||New York 12572||11 miles|
|Kingston City Court||Kingston||New York 12401||11 miles|
|Wappingers Falls Village Court||Wappingers Falls||New York 12590||12 miles|
|Stanford Town Court||Stanfordville||New York 12581||12 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.