|Las Vegas District Court||Las Vegas||New Mexico 87701||10 miles|
|Las Vegas Municipal Court||Las Vegas||New Mexico 87701||10 miles|
|Las Vegas County Magistrate Court||Las Vegas||New Mexico 87701||11 miles|
|Mora Magistrate Court||Mora||New Mexico 87732||36 miles|
|Santa Fe Magistrate Court||Santa Fe||New Mexico 87505||40 miles|
|Los Alamos First Judicial District Court||Santa Fe||New Mexico 87501||40 miles|
|Santa Fe County Court||Santa Fe||New Mexico 87501||40 miles|
|Santa Fe Municipal Court||Santa Fe||New Mexico 87507||43 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.