|Buncombe County Court||Asheville||North Carolina 28801|
|Madison County Court||Marshall||North Carolina 28753||16 miles|
|Madison District Court||Marshall||North Carolina 28753||16 miles|
|Henderson County Court||Hendersonville||North Carolina 28792||20 miles|
|Henderson District Court||Hendersonville||North Carolina 28792||20 miles|
|Haywood County Court||Waynesville||North Carolina 28786||26 miles|
|Haywood District Court||Waynesville||North Carolina 28786||26 miles|
|Yancey County Court||Burnsville||North Carolina 28714||26 miles|
|Yancey District Court||Burnsville||North Carolina 28714||26 miles|
|Transylvania County Court||Brevard||North Carolina 28712||27 miles|
|Transylvania District Court||Brevard||North Carolina 28712||27 miles|
|Polk District Court||Columbus||North Carolina 28722||31 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.