|Anne Arundel County Court||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||4 miles|
|Annapolis District Court||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||4 miles|
|Prince George's Circuit Court||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||17 miles|
|Upper Marlboro District Court||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||17 miles|
|Glen Burnie District Court||Glen Burnie||Maryland 21061||18 miles|
|South Baltimore City Court||Baltimore||Maryland 21225||22 miles|
|Centreville District Court||Centreville||Maryland 21617||23 miles|
|Talbot District Court||Easton||Maryland 21601||23 miles|
|Hyattsville District Court||Hyattsville||Maryland 20781||26 miles|
|Baltimore Circuit Court||Baltimore||Maryland 21202||26 miles|
|Catonsville District Court||Catonsville||Maryland 21228||26 miles|
|Baltimore District Court IV||Baltimore||Maryland 21202||27 miles|
|Baltimore District Court II||Baltimore||Maryland 21213||27 miles|
|Prince Frederick District Court||Prince Frederick||Maryland 20678||28 miles|
|Calvert County Court||Prince Frederick||Maryland 20678||28 miles|
|Baltimore County District Court||Essex||Maryland 21221||28 miles|
|Chestertown District Court||Chestertown||Maryland 21620||29 miles|
|Obama Supreme Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20543||29 miles|
|D.C. Traffic Community Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||30 miles|
|Washington DC Superior Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||30 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.