Jefferson County Courts

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Court Location Area
Adams New York 13605
Adams New York 13605
Dexter New York 13634
Watertown New York 13601
Cape Vincent New York 13618
Chaumont New York 13622
Dexter New York 13634
Evans Mills New York 13637
Watertown New York 13601
Henderson New York 13650
Sackets Harbor New York 13685
Watertown New York 13601
Evans Mills New York 13637
Chaumont New York 13622
La Fargeville New York 13656
Watertown New York 13601
Rodman New York 13682
Black River New York 13612
Watertown New York 13601
Watertown New York 13601

What is a court?

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.