|Battle Creek District Court||Battle Creek||Michigan 49014||0 miles|
|Kalamazoo District Court I||Kalamazoo||Michigan 49001||21 miles|
|Kalamazoo Circuit Court||Kalamazoo||Michigan 49007||21 miles|
|Kalamazoo District Court II||Kalamazoo||Michigan 49007||21 miles|
|Portage District Court||Portage||Michigan 49024||23 miles|
|Barry County District Division||Hastings||Michigan 49058||24 miles|
|Hastings Circuit Court||Hastings||Michigan 49058||24 miles|
|Charlotte Circuit Court||Charlotte||Michigan 48813||25 miles|
|Charlotte District Court||Charlotte||Michigan 48813||25 miles|
|Coldwater Circuit Court||Coldwater||Michigan 49036||28 miles|
|Coldwater District Court||Coldwater||Michigan 49036||28 miles|
|Centreville District Court||Centreville||Michigan 49032||33 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.