|Watertown City Court||Watertown||Tennessee 37184||6 miles|
|Gordonsville City Court||Gordonsville||Tennessee 38563||9 miles|
|South Carthage City Court||Carthage||Tennessee 37030||12 miles|
|Carthage Criminal Court||Carthage||Tennessee 37030||13 miles|
|Smith Circuit Court||Carthage||Tennessee 37030||13 miles|
|Smith Criminal Court||Carthage||Tennessee 37030||13 miles|
|Carthage City Court||Carthage||Tennessee 37030||13 miles|
|Dekalb Circuit Court||Smithville||Tennessee 37166||15 miles|
|Dekalb Criminal Court||Smithville||Tennessee 37166||15 miles|
|Smithville Criminal Court||Smithville||Tennessee 37166||15 miles|
|Smithville City Court||Smithville||Tennessee 37166||15 miles|
|Lebanon City Court||Lebanon||Tennessee 37087||16 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.