|Lipscomb Municipal Court||Bessemer||Alabama 35020||1 miles|
|Bessemer County District Court||Bessemer||Alabama 35020||2 miles|
|Bessemer Courthouse||Bessemer||Alabama 35020||2 miles|
|Midfield Municipal Court||Midfield||Alabama 35228||2 miles|
|Hueytown Municipal Court||Hueytown||Alabama 35023||3 miles|
|Fairfield Municipal Court||Fairfield||Alabama 35064||4 miles|
|Pleasant Grove Municipal Court||Pleasant Grove||Alabama 35127||4 miles|
|Helena Municipal Court||Helena||Alabama 35080||9 miles|
|Vestavia Hills Municipal Court||Vestavia Hills||Alabama 35216||9 miles|
|Homewood Municipal Court||Homewood||Alabama 35209||10 miles|
|Birmingham Municipal Court||Birmingham||Alabama 35203||10 miles|
|Jefferson County District Court||Birmingham||Alabama 35203||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.