|Junior Municipal Court||Belington||West Virginia 26250||3 miles|
|Elkins Municipal Court||Elkins||West Virginia 26241||8 miles|
|Elkins Circuit Court||Elkins||West Virginia 26241||8 miles|
|Elkins Magistrate Court||Elkins||West Virginia 26241||8 miles|
|Philippi Circuit Court||Philippi||West Virginia 26416||11 miles|
|Philippi Magistrate Court||Philippi||West Virginia 26416||11 miles|
|Philippi Municipal Court||Philippi||West Virginia 26416||11 miles|
|Parsons Municipal Court||Parsons||West Virginia 26287||15 miles|
|Parsons Circuit Court||Parsons||West Virginia 26287||15 miles|
|Parsons Magistrate Court||Parsons||West Virginia 26287||15 miles|
|Buckhannon Municipal Court||Buckhannon||West Virginia 26201||16 miles|
|Upshur County Magistrate Clerk||Buckhannon||West Virginia 26201||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.