|Chestertown District Court||Chestertown||Maryland 21620||6 miles|
|Centreville District Court||Centreville||Maryland 21617||17 miles|
|Middletown Justice Court||Middletown||Delaware 19709||22 miles|
|Baltimore County District Court||Essex||Maryland 21221||22 miles|
|Harford District Court||Bel Air||Maryland 21014||23 miles|
|Smyrna Justice Court||Smyrna||Delaware 19977||25 miles|
|Cecil County Court||Elkton||Maryland 21921||25 miles|
|Elkton District Court||Elkton||Maryland 21921||25 miles|
|Baltimore District Court II||Baltimore||Maryland 21213||29 miles|
|South Baltimore City Court||Baltimore||Maryland 21225||29 miles|
|Baltimore District Court IV||Baltimore||Maryland 21202||29 miles|
|Baltimore Circuit Court||Baltimore||Maryland 21202||29 miles|
|Towson District Court||Towson||Maryland 21286||30 miles|
|Baltimore County Court I||Towson||Maryland 21204||30 miles|
|Dover Justice Court||Dover||Delaware 19904||30 miles|
|Kent County Court||Dover||Delaware 19901||30 miles|
|Caroline County Court||Denton||Maryland 21629||31 miles|
|Newark Alderman Court||Newark||Delaware 19711||31 miles|
|Caroline District Court||Denton||Maryland 21629||31 miles|
|Glen Burnie District Court||Glen Burnie||Maryland 21061||31 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.