|South Walton County Court||Santa Rosa Beach||Florida 32459||17 miles|
|Bay County Circuit Court||Panama||Florida 32401||18 miles|
|Bay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller||Panama||Florida 32401||18 miles|
|Walton County Court||DeFuniak Springs||Florida 32433||31 miles|
|Walton County Circuit Court||DeFuniak Springs||Florida 32433||32 miles|
|Holmes County Court||Bonifay||Florida 32425||35 miles|
|Holmes County Court||Bonifay||Florida 32425||36 miles|
|Washington County Circuit Jdg||Chipley||Florida 32428||39 miles|
|Washington County Court||Chipley||Florida 32428||39 miles|
|Shalimar Circuit Court||Shalimar||Florida 32579||41 miles|
|Shalimar County Court||Shalimar||Florida 32579||41 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.