|Franklin City General District Court||Franklin||Virginia 23851||9 miles|
|Suffolk Circuit Court||Suffolk||Virginia 23434||11 miles|
|Suffolk General District Court||Suffolk||Virginia 23434||11 miles|
|Suffolk Magistrate Court||Suffolk||Virginia 23434||11 miles|
|Southampton Circuit Court||Courtland||Virginia 23837||15 miles|
|Southampton General District Court||Courtland||Virginia 23837||15 miles|
|Gates County Court||Gatesville||North Carolina 27938||16 miles|
|Gates District Court||Gatesville||North Carolina 27938||16 miles|
|Hertford County Clerk of Court||Winton||North Carolina 27986||17 miles|
|Hertford County Court||Winton||North Carolina 27986||17 miles|
|Isle of Wight Circuit Court||Windsor||Virginia 23487||20 miles|
|Isle of Wight County Court||Windsor||Virginia 23487||20 miles|
|Chesapeake Circuit Court||Chesapeake||Virginia 23322||28 miles|
|Chesapeake General District Court||Chesapeake||Virginia 23322||28 miles|
|Chesapeake Magistrate Court||Chesapeake||Virginia 23322||28 miles|
|Portsmouth Circuit Court||Portsmouth||Virginia 23705||30 miles|
|Portsmouth General District Court||Portsmouth||Virginia 23704||30 miles|
|Portsmouth Magistrate Court||Portsmouth||Virginia 23704||30 miles|
|Newport News City Court||Newport News||Virginia 23607||32 miles|
|Newport News General District Court||Newport News||Virginia 23607||32 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.