|Ventura Superior Court||Ventura||California 93009||11 miles|
|Ventura Juvenile Court||Oxnard||California 93036||14 miles|
|Santa Barbara Superior Court||Santa Barbara||California 93101||23 miles|
|Anacapa Superior Court||Santa Barbara||California 93101||23 miles|
|Ventura East Superior Court||Simi Valley||California 93063||34 miles|
|Santa Clarita Superior Court||Santa Clarita||California 91355||43 miles|
|Chatsworth Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 91311||44 miles|
|Malibu Superior Court||Malibu||California 90265||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.