Durham County Court

See Durham County Court location, address, and phone number, and public records search. Courts are legal institutions which resolve disputes between parties and rule on legal cases related to civil, criminal, and administrative matters. Courts vary between different types, such as criminal, civil, probate, family, traffic, state, federal, appeals, and common courts.

Durham County Court
201 East Main Street, Durham, North Carolina, 27701
(915) 564-7070
(915) 560-5414

Nearby Courts

Court Distance
Durham Traffic Court
Orange District Court 10 miles
Orange County Court 12 miles
Orange County Alternate Court I 13 miles
Orange County Alternate Court II 13 miles
Wake County Court 21 miles
Raleigh Traffic Court 21 miles
Wake County Small Claims Court 21 miles
Chatham County Court 25 miles
Chatham County Traffic Court 25 miles
Chatham District Court 25 miles
Granville County Court 28 miles

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What is a court?

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.