|New Hanover County Court||Wilmington||North Carolina 28401||10 miles|
|New Hanover County Traffic Court||Wilmington||North Carolina 28401||10 miles|
|New Hanover District Court||Wilmington||North Carolina 28401||10 miles|
|Pender County Traffic Court||Wilmington||North Carolina 28401||10 miles|
|Pender County Alternate Court||Burgaw||North Carolina 28425||19 miles|
|Pender County Clerk of Courts||Burgaw||North Carolina 28425||19 miles|
|Pender District Court||Burgaw||North Carolina 28425||19 miles|
|Brunswick County Court||Bolivia||North Carolina 28422||27 miles|
|Brunswick District Court||Bolivia||North Carolina 28422||27 miles|
|Onslow County Court||Jacksonville||North Carolina 28540||37 miles|
|Onslow District Court||Jacksonville||North Carolina 28540||37 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.