|Bend Municipal Court||Bend||Oregon 97701||6 miles|
|Deschutes County Court||Bend||Oregon 97701||6 miles|
|Deschutes Justice Court||Redmond||Oregon 97756||19 miles|
|Crook County Court||Prineville||Oregon 97754||28 miles|
|Metolius Municipal Court||Metolius||Oregon 97741||41 miles|
|Madras Municipal Court||Madras||Oregon 97741||44 miles|
|Jefferson County Court||Madras||Oregon 97741||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.