|Fruita Municipal Court||Fruita||Colorado 81521|
|Mesa County Court||Grand Junction||Colorado 81501||13 miles|
|Mesa District Court||Grand Junction||Colorado 81501||13 miles|
|Grand Junction Municipal Court||Grand Junction||Colorado 81501||14 miles|
|Palisade Municipal Court||Palisade||Colorado 81526||25 miles|
|De Beque Municipal Court||De Beque||Colorado 81630||35 miles|
|Parachute Municipal Court||Parachute||Colorado 81635||46 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.