|Sullivan Circuit Court||Blountville||Tennessee 37617||5 miles|
|Watauga City Court||Watauga||Tennessee 37694||7 miles|
|Carter Circuit Court||Elizabethton||Tennessee 37643||9 miles|
|Carter Criminal Court||Elizabethton||Tennessee 37643||9 miles|
|Elizabethton Criminal Court||Elizabethton||Tennessee 37643||9 miles|
|Elizabethton City Court||Elizabethton||Tennessee 37643||9 miles|
|Bristol Circuit Court||Bristol||Tennessee 37620||10 miles|
|Bristol City Court||Bristol||Tennessee 37620||10 miles|
|Bristol Criminal Court||Bristol||Tennessee 37620||10 miles|
|Bristol Juvenile Criminal Court||Bristol||Tennessee 37620||10 miles|
|Bristol Circuit Court||Bristol||Virginia 24201||10 miles|
|Bristol General District Court||Bristol||Virginia 24201||10 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.