|St. Ignace Circuit Court||St. Ignace||Michigan 49781||12 miles|
|St. Ignace District Court||St. Ignace||Michigan 49781||12 miles|
|Cheboygan Circuit Court||Cheboygan||Michigan 49721||14 miles|
|Cheboygan District Court||Cheboygan||Michigan 49721||14 miles|
|Petoskey Circuit Court||Petoskey||Michigan 49770||24 miles|
|Petoskey District Court||Petoskey||Michigan 49770||24 miles|
|90th District Court||Charlevoix||Michigan 49720||36 miles|
|Circuit Court Judge||Charlevoix||Michigan 49720||36 miles|
|Gaylord District Court||Gaylord||Michigan 49735||45 miles|
|Otsego County Circuit Court||Gaylord||Michigan 49735||46 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.