|Santa Rosa Superior Court||Santa Rosa||California 95403||19 miles|
|Sonoma Superior Court||Santa Rosa||California 95403||20 miles|
|Sonoma Juvenile Court||Santa Rosa||California 95409||24 miles|
|Marin County Superior Court||San Rafael||California 94903||29 miles|
|Napa Superior Court||Napa||California 94559||37 miles|
|Napa County Superior Criminal Court||Napa||California 94559||37 miles|
|Napa Juvenile Court||Napa||California 94559||37 miles|
|The Solano County Superior Court||Vallejo||California 94590||41 miles|
|Richmond Superior Court||Richmond||California 94805||41 miles|
|San Francisco Superior Civil Court||San Francisco||California 94102||44 miles|
|San Francisco Superior Criminal Court||San Francisco||California 94103||45 miles|
|San Francisco Traffic Court||San Francisco||California 94103||45 miles|
|Berkeley Superior Court||Berkeley||California 94704||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.