|Hopkins Magistrate Court||Hopkins||South Carolina 29061||10 miles|
|Saint Matthews Municipal Court||St. Matthews||South Carolina 29135||15 miles|
|Lykesland Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29209||15 miles|
|Calhoun County Magistrate Court||St. Matthews||South Carolina 29135||15 miles|
|Pinewood Municipal Court||Pinewood||South Carolina 29125||16 miles|
|Calhoun County Circuit Court||St. Matthews||South Carolina 29135||17 miles|
|Gaston Magistrate Court||Gaston||South Carolina 29053||17 miles|
|Forest Acres Municipal Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29206||18 miles|
|Dentsville Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29206||19 miles|
|Arcadia Lakes Municipal Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29206||20 miles|
|Blythewood Municipal Court||Elgin||South Carolina 29045||20 miles|
|Elgin Magistrate Court||Elgin||South Carolina 29045||20 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.