|Alleghany County Court||Sparta||North Carolina 28675|
|Independence Magistrate Court||Independence||Virginia 24348||8 miles|
|Grayson Circuit Court||Independence||Virginia 24348||8 miles|
|Grayson County Court||Independence||Virginia 24348||8 miles|
|Grayson General District Court||Independence||Virginia 24348||8 miles|
|Galax General District Court||Galax||Virginia 24333||16 miles|
|Galax Magistrate Court||Galax||Virginia 24333||16 miles|
|Ashe County Court||Jefferson||North Carolina 28640||20 miles|
|Ashe District Court||Jefferson||North Carolina 28640||20 miles|
|Surry County Court||Dobson||North Carolina 27017||23 miles|
|Surry District Court||Dobson||North Carolina 27017||23 miles|
|Wilkes District Court||Wilkesboro||North Carolina 28697||25 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.