|Matagorda Justice of Peace Court||Matagorda||Texas 77457||10 miles|
|Bay City Justice of Peace Court I||Bay||Texas 77414||12 miles|
|Bay City Municipal Court||Bay||Texas 77414||15 miles|
|Bay City Justice of Peace Court II||Bay||Texas 77414||16 miles|
|Matagorda County Court||Bay||Texas 77414||16 miles|
|Matagorda District Court I||Bay||Texas 77414||16 miles|
|Markham Justice of Peace Court||Markham||Texas 77456||18 miles|
|Sweeny Municipal Court||Sweeny||Texas 77480||19 miles|
|Palacios Municipal Court||Palacios||Texas 77465||23 miles|
|Palacios Justice of Peace Court||Palacios||Texas 77465||24 miles|
|Brazoria Justice Court||Brazoria||Texas 77422||24 miles|
|Brazoria Municipal Court||Brazoria||Texas 77422||24 miles|
|Jones Creek Municipal Court||Freeport||Texas 77541||26 miles|
|West Columbia Municipal Court||West Columbia||Texas 77486||27 miles|
|West Columbia Justice of Peace Court||West Columbia||Texas 77486||28 miles|
|Lake Jackson Municipal Court||Lake Jackson||Texas 77566||29 miles|
|Lake Jackson Justice Court||Lake Jackson||Texas 77566||30 miles|
|Clute Municipal Court||Clute||Texas 77531||31 miles|
|Richwood Municipal Court||Richwood||Texas 77531||32 miles|
|Freeport Municipal Court Clerk||Freeport||Texas 77541||32 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.