|Jemez Springs Municipal Court||Jemez Springs||New Mexico 87025||20 miles|
|Cuba Magistrate Court||Cuba||New Mexico 87013||22 miles|
|Bernalillo Magistrate Court||Bernalillo||New Mexico 87004||37 miles|
|Bernalillo District Court||Bernalillo||New Mexico 87004||37 miles|
|Rio Rancho Municipal Court||Rio Rancho||New Mexico 87124||38 miles|
|Bernalillo Municipal Court||Bernalillo||New Mexico 87004||39 miles|
|Corrales Municipal Court||Corrales||New Mexico 87048||41 miles|
|Los Alamos Municipal Court||Los Alamos||New Mexico 87544||43 miles|
|Los Alamos Magistrate Court||Los Alamos||New Mexico 87544||44 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.