|Irmo Municipal Court||Irmo||South Carolina 29063||2 miles|
|Dutch Fork Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29210||6 miles|
|Lexington Magistrate Court IV||Lexington||South Carolina 29072||6 miles|
|Lexington Magistrate Court I||Lexington||South Carolina 29072||6 miles|
|Lexington Municipal Court||Lexington||South Carolina 29072||7 miles|
|Lexington Circuit Court||Lexington||South Carolina 29072||7 miles|
|Lexington Magistrate Court II||Lexington||South Carolina 29072||7 miles|
|Lexington Magistrate Court III||Lexington||South Carolina 29073||7 miles|
|West Columbia Municipal Court||West Columbia||South Carolina 29169||10 miles|
|Springdale Municipal Court||West Columbia||South Carolina 29170||10 miles|
|Chapin Municipal Court||Chapin||South Carolina 29036||10 miles|
|Upper Township Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29203||11 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.