|Indio Superior Court||Indio||California 92201||10 miles|
|Indio Juvenile Court||Indio||California 92201||10 miles|
|Joshua Tree Superior Court||Joshua Tree||California 92252||20 miles|
|Banning Superior Court||Banning||California 92220||34 miles|
|Hemet Superior Court||Hemet||California 92543||39 miles|
|Big Bear Superior Court||Big Bear Lake||California 92315||44 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.