|Cloudcroft Municipal Court||Cloudcroft||New Mexico 88317||6 miles|
|Alamogordo Municipal Court||Alamogordo||New Mexico 88310||18 miles|
|Alamogordo Magistrate Court||Alamogordo||New Mexico 88310||18 miles|
|Alamogordo District Court||Alamogordo||New Mexico 88310||18 miles|
|Tularosa Municipal Courts||Tularosa||New Mexico 88352||23 miles|
|Ruidoso Magistrate Court||Ruidoso||New Mexico 88345||26 miles|
|Ruidoso Municipal Court||Ruidoso||New Mexico 88345||27 miles|
|Ruidoso Downs Municipal Judge||Ruidoso Downs||New Mexico 88346||27 miles|
|Capitan Municipal Court||Capitan||New Mexico 88316||42 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.