|Massachusetts Trial Courts||Falmouth||Massachusetts 02540||3 miles|
|New Bedford District Court||New Bedford||Massachusetts 02740||15 miles|
|Wareham District Court||Wareham||Massachusetts 02576||15 miles|
|Edgartown District Court||Edgartown||Massachusetts 02539||16 miles|
|Dukes Superior Court||Edgartown||Massachusetts 02539||16 miles|
|Barnstable County Superior Court||Barnstable||Massachusetts 02630||19 miles|
|Barnstable District Court||Barnstable||Massachusetts 02630||19 miles|
|Plymouth District Court||Plymouth||Massachusetts 02360||25 miles|
|Plymouth Superior Court||Plymouth||Massachusetts 02360||25 miles|
|Fall River District Court||Fall River||Massachusetts 02720||27 miles|
|Taunton District Court||Taunton||Massachusetts 02780||31 miles|
|Bristol Superior Court||Taunton||Massachusetts 02780||31 miles|
|Bristol Municipal Court||Bristol||Rhode Island 02809||33 miles|
|Middletown Municipal Court||Middletown||Rhode Island 02842||34 miles|
|Warren Municipal Court||Warren||Rhode Island 02885||34 miles|
|Nantucket District Court||Nantucket||Massachusetts 02554||36 miles|
|Nantucket Superior Court||Nantucket||Massachusetts 02554||36 miles|
|Newport Municipal Court||Newport||Rhode Island 02840||36 miles|
|Newport District Court||Newport||Rhode Island 02840||36 miles|
|Newport Superior Court||Newport||Rhode Island 02840||36 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.