|Upper Township Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29203|
|Dutch Fork Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29210||5 miles|
|Arcadia Lakes Municipal Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29206||6 miles|
|Dentsville Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29206||6 miles|
|Richland St Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29201||6 miles|
|Waverly Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29204||6 miles|
|Richland Circuit Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29201||6 miles|
|Columbia Municipal Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29201||7 miles|
|Richland Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29201||7 miles|
|Forest Acres Municipal Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29206||7 miles|
|Eastover Municipal Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29201||8 miles|
|West Columbia Municipal Court||West Columbia||South Carolina 29169||8 miles|
|Irmo Municipal Court||Irmo||South Carolina 29063||8 miles|
|Cayce Magistrate Court||Cayce||South Carolina 29033||8 miles|
|Cayce Municipal Court||Cayce||South Carolina 29033||9 miles|
|Columbia Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29212||10 miles|
|Lexington Magistrate Court III||Lexington||South Carolina 29073||10 miles|
|Springdale Municipal Court||West Columbia||South Carolina 29170||10 miles|
|Lykesland Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29209||11 miles|
|Blythewood Municipal Court||Elgin||South Carolina 29045||11 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.