|Matagorda County Court||Bay||Texas 77414|
|Matagorda District Court I||Bay||Texas 77414|
|Bay City Municipal Court||Bay||Texas 77414||0 miles|
|Markham Justice of Peace Court||Markham||Texas 77456||6 miles|
|Sweeny Municipal Court||Sweeny||Texas 77480||17 miles|
|Bay City Justice of Peace Court I||Bay||Texas 77414||20 miles|
|Matagorda Justice of Peace Court||Matagorda||Texas 77457||20 miles|
|West Columbia Municipal Court||West Columbia||Texas 77486||23 miles|
|West Columbia Justice of Peace Court||West Columbia||Texas 77486||23 miles|
|El Campo Municipal Court||El Campo||Texas 77437||23 miles|
|El Campo Justice of Peace Court||El Campo||Texas 77437||23 miles|
|Palacios Municipal Court||Palacios||Texas 77465||24 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.