|Scranton Municipal Court||Scranton||South Carolina 29591||4 miles|
|Effingham Magistrate Court||Effingham||South Carolina 29541||6 miles|
|Lake City Municipal Court||Lake||South Carolina 29560||6 miles|
|Lake City Magistrate Court||Lake||South Carolina 29560||7 miles|
|Pamplico Magistrate Court||Pamplico||South Carolina 29583||10 miles|
|Pamplico Municipal Court||Pamplico||South Carolina 29583||11 miles|
|Olanta Municipal Court||Olanta||South Carolina 29114||11 miles|
|Olanta Magistrate Court||Olanta||South Carolina 29114||11 miles|
|Timmonsville Magistrate Court||Timmonsville||South Carolina 29161||16 miles|
|Florence County Clerk of Court||Florence||South Carolina 29501||16 miles|
|Florence County Magistrate||Florence||South Carolina 29501||16 miles|
|Florence Municipal Court||Florence||South Carolina 29501||16 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.