|Highlands County Circuit Court||Sebring||Florida 33870||7 miles|
|Highlands County Court||Sebring||Florida 33870||7 miles|
|Hardee County Circuit Court||Wauchula||Florida 33873||17 miles|
|Hardee County Court||Wauchula||Florida 33873||17 miles|
|Lake Wales County Court||Lake Wales||Florida 33853||27 miles|
|DeSoto Circuit Court||Arcadia||Florida 34266||28 miles|
|De Soto County Court||Arcadia||Florida 34266||28 miles|
|Polk County Court||Bartow||Florida 33830||33 miles|
|Winter Haven County Court||Winter Haven||Florida 33881||40 miles|
|Lakeland County Court||Lakeland||Florida 33801||45 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.