|Chesterfield General District Court||Chesterfield||Virginia 23832||0 miles|
|Chesterfield County Magistrate Court||Chesterfield||Virginia 23832||1 miles|
|Richmond Manchester District Court||Richmond||Virginia 23224||10 miles|
|Colonial Heights Circuit Court||Colonial Heights||Virginia 23834||11 miles|
|Colonial Heights General District Court||Colonial Heights||Virginia 23834||11 miles|
|Colonial Heights Magistrate Court||Colonial Heights||Virginia 23834||11 miles|
|Richmond Circuit Court||Richmond||Virginia 23219||12 miles|
|Richmond Traffic Court||Richmond||Virginia 23219||12 miles|
|Richmond Magistrate Court||Richmond||Virginia 23220||12 miles|
|Richmond Criminal Court||Richmond||Virginia 23219||12 miles|
|Hopewell Magistrate Court I||Hopewell||Virginia 23860||13 miles|
|Hopewell Magistrate Court II||Hopewell||Virginia 23860||13 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.