|Frederick District Court||Frederick||Maryland 21701||4 miles|
|Carroll County Court||Westminster||Maryland 21157||22 miles|
|Westminster District Court||Westminster||Maryland 21157||22 miles|
|Harpers Ferry Municipal Court||Harpers Ferry||West Virginia 25425||22 miles|
|Loudoun Circuit Court||Leesburg||Virginia 20176||23 miles|
|Loudoun General District Court||Leesburg||Virginia 20176||23 miles|
|Rockville District Court||Rockville||Maryland 20850||24 miles|
|Montgomery Circuit Court||Rockville||Maryland 20850||24 miles|
|Shepherdstown Municipal Court||Shepherdstown||West Virginia 25443||25 miles|
|Loudoun County Magistrate Court||Leesburg||Virginia 20175||25 miles|
|Franklin County District Justice||Waynesboro||Pennsylvania 17268||26 miles|
|The J. Louis Boublitz District Court||Hagerstown||Maryland 21740||26 miles|
|Gettysburg Magistrate Court||Gettysburg||Pennsylvania 17325||29 miles|
|Ranson Municipal Court||Ranson||West Virginia 25438||29 miles|
|Charles Town Municipal Court||Charles Town||West Virginia 25414||29 miles|
|Charles Town Circuit Court||Charles Town||West Virginia 25414||29 miles|
|Magistrate Court||Charles Town||West Virginia 25414||29 miles|
|Adams County Court House||Gettysburg||Pennsylvania 17325||30 miles|
|Gettysburg District Court||Gettysburg||Pennsylvania 17325||30 miles|
|Howard District Court||Ellicott City||Maryland 21043||30 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.