|Narragansett Municipal Court||Narragansett Pier||Rhode Island 02882||18 miles|
|Wakefield District Court||South Kingstown||Rhode Island 02879||20 miles|
|Wakefield Traffic Court||South Kingstown||Rhode Island 02879||20 miles|
|Washington Superior Court||South Kingstown||Rhode Island 02879||20 miles|
|Westerly Municipal Court||Westerly||Rhode Island 02891||20 miles|
|Newport District Court||Newport||Rhode Island 02840||25 miles|
|Newport Superior Court||Newport||Rhode Island 02840||25 miles|
|Newport Municipal Court||Newport||Rhode Island 02840||25 miles|
|Middletown Municipal Court||Middletown||Rhode Island 02842||28 miles|
|New London Judicial District Court||New London||Connecticut 06320||31 miles|
|New London Superior Court||New London||Connecticut 06320||31 miles|
|East Greenwich Municipal Court||East Greenwich||Rhode Island 02818||34 miles|
|East Hampton Town Justice||East Hampton||New York 11937||35 miles|
|Kent Superior Court||Warwick||Rhode Island 02886||36 miles|
|Warwick District Court||Warwick||Rhode Island 02886||36 miles|
|Norwich Superior Court||Norwich||Connecticut 06360||36 miles|
|Coventry Municipal Court||Coventry||Rhode Island 02816||37 miles|
|Warwick Municipal Court||Warwick||Rhode Island 02886||37 miles|
|Bristol Municipal Court||Bristol||Rhode Island 02809||37 miles|
|Rhode Island Traffic Court||Cranston||Rhode Island 02920||40 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.