|DeSoto Municipal Court||DeSoto||Texas 75115||4 miles|
|Duncanville Municipal Court||Duncanville||Texas 75116||4 miles|
|Lancaster Municipal Court||Lancaster||Texas 75146||4 miles|
|South Dallas Justice of Peace Court||Dallas||Texas 75203||6 miles|
|Cockrell Hill Municipal Court||Dallas||Texas 75211||6 miles|
|Lancaster Justice of Peace Court||Lancaster||Texas 75146||7 miles|
|Glenn Heights Municipal Court||Glenn Heights||Texas 75154||7 miles|
|Hutchins Municipal Court||Hutchins||Texas 75141||7 miles|
|Dallas County District Court||Dallas||Texas 75212||8 miles|
|Cedar Hill Municipal Court||Cedar Hill||Texas 75104||8 miles|
|Dallas District Court||Dallas||Texas 75207||8 miles|
|Downtown Dallas Criminal Court||Dallas||Texas 75207||8 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.