|Prince George's Circuit Court||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||6 miles|
|Upper Marlboro District Court||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||6 miles|
|Hyattsville District Court||Hyattsville||Maryland 20781||8 miles|
|Obama Supreme Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20543||9 miles|
|D.C. Traffic Community Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||10 miles|
|Washington DC Superior Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||10 miles|
|ERCC Community Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||10 miles|
|Silver Spring District Court||Silver Spring||Maryland 20910||14 miles|
|Arlington Circuit Court||Arlington||Virginia 22201||14 miles|
|Arlington General District Court||Arlington||Virginia 22201||14 miles|
|Arlington County Magistrate Court||Arlington||Virginia 22201||14 miles|
|Alexandria Magistrate Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22314||14 miles|
|Alexandria Circuit Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22314||14 miles|
|Alexandria General District Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22314||14 miles|
|Fairfax Magistrate Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22306||16 miles|
|Falls Church General District Court||Falls Church||Virginia 22046||19 miles|
|Annapolis District Court||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||19 miles|
|Anne Arundel County Court||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||19 miles|
|Montgomery Circuit Court||Rockville||Maryland 20850||22 miles|
|Rockville District Court||Rockville||Maryland 20850||22 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.