Suffolk County Courts

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Court Location Area
Port Jefferson New York 11777
Bellport New York 11713
St. James New York 11780
Lake Grove New York 11755
Setauket-East Setauket New York 11733
Patchogue New York 11772
Setauket-East Setauket New York 11733
Port Jefferson New York 11777
Westhampton Beach New York 11978
Riverhead New York 11901
Mattituck New York 11952
Shelter Island New York 11964
Shoreham New York 11786
Hampton Bays New York 11946
Southampton New York 11968
Southold New York 11971
Patchogue New York 11772
Riverhead New York 11901
Westhampton Beach New York 11978
Westhampton Beach New York 11978

What is a court?

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.