|Lancaster Superior Court||Lancaster||California 93534||16 miles|
|Antelope Valley Superior Court||Lancaster||California 93534||19 miles|
|Santa Clarita Superior Court||Santa Clarita||California 91355||33 miles|
|Sylmar Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 91342||39 miles|
|San Fernando Superior Court||San Fernando||California 91340||41 miles|
|Lamont Superior Court||Lamont||California 93241||42 miles|
|Chatsworth Superior Court||Los Angeles||California 91311||45 miles|
|Ventura East Superior Court||Simi Valley||California 93063||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.