|Poughkeepsie Town Court Clerk||Arlington||New York 12603||4 miles|
|LaGrange Town Court||Lagrangeville||New York 12540||4 miles|
|Wappingers Falls Village Court||Wappingers Falls||New York 12590||4 miles|
|Dutchess Supreme and County Court||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601||5 miles|
|Marlborough Town Court||Milton||New York 12547||5 miles|
|Poughkeepsie City Court||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601||5 miles|
|Wappinger Town Justice||Wappingers Falls||New York 12590||5 miles|
|East Fishkill Town Court||Hopewell Junction||New York 12533||6 miles|
|Lloyd Justice Court Clerk||Highland||New York 12528||7 miles|
|Pleasant Valley Town Court||Pleasant Valley||New York 12569||7 miles|
|Fishkill Village Justice Court||Fishkill||New York 12524||8 miles|
|Union Vale Town Court||Lagrangeville||New York 12540||9 miles|
|Fishkill Town Justice Court||Fishkill||New York 12524||9 miles|
|Hyde Park Town Court||Hyde Park||New York 12538||10 miles|
|Beekman Town Court||Poughquag||New York 12570||10 miles|
|Beacon City Court||Beacon||New York 12508||11 miles|
|Newburgh Town Court||Newburgh||New York 12550||12 miles|
|Plattekill Town Court||Modena||New York 12548||12 miles|
|New Paltz Town Court||New Paltz||New York 12561||13 miles|
|New Paltz Village Court||New Paltz||New York 12561||13 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.