|Colonial Heights General District Court||Colonial Heights||Virginia 23834||0 miles|
|Colonial Heights Magistrate Court||Colonial Heights||Virginia 23834||0 miles|
|Petersburg Circuit Court||Petersburg||Virginia 23803||4 miles|
|Petersburg General District Court||Petersburg||Virginia 23803||4 miles|
|Petersburg Magistrate Court||Petersburg||Virginia 23803||4 miles|
|Hopewell Circuit Court||Hopewell||Virginia 23860||6 miles|
|Hopewell County Court||Hopewell||Virginia 23860||6 miles|
|Hopewell Magistrate Court I||Hopewell||Virginia 23860||6 miles|
|Hopewell Magistrate Court II||Hopewell||Virginia 23860||6 miles|
|Prince George Circuit Court||Prince George||Virginia 23875||7 miles|
|Prince George County Sheriff||Prince George||Virginia 23875||7 miles|
|Chesterfield County Magistrate Court||Chesterfield||Virginia 23832||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.