|York County Court||Yorktown||Virginia 23690||5 miles|
|York General District Court||Yorktown||Virginia 23690||5 miles|
|James City Williamsburg Magistrate Court||Williamsburg||Virginia 23185||10 miles|
|Gloucester Circuit Court||Gloucester Courthouse||Virginia 23061||11 miles|
|Gloucester General District Court||Gloucester Courthouse||Virginia 23061||11 miles|
|Gloucester Magistrate Court||Gloucester Courthouse||Virginia 23061||11 miles|
|Mathews Circuit Court||Mathews||Virginia 23109||13 miles|
|Mathews County Clerk's Office||Mathews||Virginia 23109||13 miles|
|Mathews Magistrate Court||Mathews||Virginia 23109||13 miles|
|James City County Court||Williamsburg||Virginia 23188||17 miles|
|Williamsburg Court Clerks Office||Williamsburg||Virginia 23188||17 miles|
|Williamsburg General District Court||Williamsburg||Virginia 23188||17 miles|
|Hampton Circuit Court||Hampton||Virginia 23669||18 miles|
|Hampton General District Court||Hampton||Virginia 23669||18 miles|
|Hampton Magistrate Court||Hampton||Virginia 23669||18 miles|
|Newport News Magistrate Court||Newport News||Virginia 23607||21 miles|
|Newport News Circuit Court||Newport News||Virginia 23607||21 miles|
|Newport News City Court||Newport News||Virginia 23607||21 miles|
|Newport News County Court||Newport News||Virginia 23607||21 miles|
|Newport News General District Court||Newport News||Virginia 23607||21 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.