|Prince Frederick District Court||Prince Frederick||Maryland 20678||12 miles|
|Calvert County Court||Prince Frederick||Maryland 20678||12 miles|
|Prince George's Circuit Court||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||14 miles|
|Upper Marlboro District Court||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||14 miles|
|Anne Arundel County Court||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||19 miles|
|Annapolis District Court||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||19 miles|
|Talbot District Court||Easton||Maryland 21601||25 miles|
|Dorchester District Court||Cambridge||Maryland 21613||26 miles|
|La Plata District Court||La Plata||Maryland 20646||27 miles|
|Hyattsville District Court||Hyattsville||Maryland 20781||28 miles|
|Obama Supreme Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20543||28 miles|
|District Court||Leonardtown||Maryland 20650||28 miles|
|D.C. Traffic Community Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||29 miles|
|Washington DC Superior Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||29 miles|
|ERCC Community Court||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||29 miles|
|Alexandria Magistrate Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22314||29 miles|
|Fairfax Magistrate Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22306||29 miles|
|Alexandria Circuit Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22314||31 miles|
|Alexandria General District Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22314||31 miles|
|Glen Burnie District Court||Glen Burnie||Maryland 21061||32 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.