|Petal Municipal Court||Petal||Mississippi 39465|
|Forrest County Court||Hattiesburg||Mississippi 39401||6 miles|
|Hattiesburg Municipal Court||Hattiesburg||Mississippi 39401||6 miles|
|Hattiesburg Justice Court||Hattiesburg||Mississippi 39401||6 miles|
|Hattiesburg Circuit Court||Hattiesburg||Mississippi 39401||6 miles|
|New Augusta Circuit Court||New Augusta||Mississippi 39462||13 miles|
|New Augusta Police Department||New Augusta||Mississippi 39462||13 miles|
|New Augusta Justice Court||New Augusta||Mississippi 39462||13 miles|
|Richton Municipal Court||Richton||Mississippi 39476||15 miles|
|Ellisville Municipal Court||Ellisville||Mississippi 39437||18 miles|
|Ellisville Circuit Court||Ellisville||Mississippi 39437||18 miles|
|Lamar County Court||Purvis||Mississippi 39475||19 miles|
|Purvis Justice Court||Purvis||Mississippi 39475||19 miles|
|Purvis Circuit Court||Purvis||Mississippi 39475||19 miles|
|Purvis Municipal Court||Purvis||Mississippi 39475||19 miles|
|Beaumont Municipal Court||Beaumont||Mississippi 39423||20 miles|
|Jones County Court||Ellisville||Mississippi 39437||20 miles|
|Sumrall Municipal Court||Sumrall||Mississippi 39482||22 miles|
|Seminary Municipal Court||Seminary||Mississippi 39479||24 miles|
|Laurel Municipal Court||Laurel||Mississippi 39440||24 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.