|Gauley Bridge Municipal Court||Gauley Bridge||West Virginia 25085||6 miles|
|Fayetteville Magistrate Court||Fayetteville||West Virginia 25840||6 miles|
|Fayetteville Municipal Court||Fayetteville||West Virginia 25840||6 miles|
|Fayetteville Circuit Court||Fayetteville||West Virginia 25840||6 miles|
|Oak Hill Municipal Court||Oak Hill||West Virginia 25901||11 miles|
|Smithers Municipal Court||Smithers||West Virginia 25186||12 miles|
|Montgomery Municipal Court||Montgomery||West Virginia 25136||13 miles|
|Handley Municipal Court||Handley||West Virginia 25102||15 miles|
|Pratt Municipal Court||Hansford||West Virginia 25103||16 miles|
|Summersville Municipal Court||Summersville||West Virginia 26651||17 miles|
|Summersville Circuit Court||Summersville||West Virginia 26651||17 miles|
|Summersville Magistrate Court||Summersville||West Virginia 26651||17 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.