|Taos District Court||Taos||New Mexico 87571||5 miles|
|Taos County Magistrate Court II||Taos||New Mexico 87571||6 miles|
|Angel Fire Municipal Court||Angel Fire||New Mexico 87710||15 miles|
|Taos County Magistrate Court I||Questa||New Mexico 87556||17 miles|
|Eagle Nest Municipal Court||Eagle Nest||New Mexico 87718||18 miles|
|Red River Municipal Court||Red River||New Mexico 87558||19 miles|
|Mora Magistrate Court||Mora||New Mexico 87732||36 miles|
|Cimarron Municipal Court||Cimarron||New Mexico 87714||36 miles|
|Espanola Magistrate Court||Española||New Mexico 87532||43 miles|
|Espanola Municipal Court||Española||New Mexico 87532||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.