|Port Lavaca Justice of Peace Court||Port Lavaca||Texas 77979||17 miles|
|Calhoun County Court||Port Lavaca||Texas 77979||18 miles|
|Calhoun County Court At Law||Port Lavaca||Texas 77979||18 miles|
|Port Lavaca Municipal Court||Port Lavaca||Texas 77979||18 miles|
|Point Comfort Justice of Peace Court||Port Lavaca||Texas 77979||18 miles|
|Point Comfort Municipal Court||Port Lavaca||Texas 77979||18 miles|
|Seadrift Justice of Peace Court||Seadrift||Texas 77983||19 miles|
|Seadrift Municipal Court||Seadrift||Texas 77983||19 miles|
|Palacios Justice of Peace Court||Palacios||Texas 77465||21 miles|
|Palacios Municipal Court||Palacios||Texas 77465||22 miles|
|La Ward Municipal Court||La Ward||Texas 77970||28 miles|
|Matagorda Justice of Peace Court||Matagorda||Texas 77457||32 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.