|Wood County Circuit Court||Wisconsin Rapids||Wisconsin 54494||20 miles|
|Portage County Circuit Court||Stevens Point||Wisconsin 54481||22 miles|
|Marathon County Circuit Court||Wausau||Wisconsin 54403||27 miles|
|Wausau Municipal Court||Wausau||Wisconsin 54403||27 miles|
|Clark County Circuit Court||Neillsville||Wisconsin 54456||31 miles|
|Taylor County Municipal Court||Medford||Wisconsin 54451||37 miles|
|Lincoln County Circuit Court||Merrill||Wisconsin 54452||38 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.