|Blythewood Municipal Court||Elgin||South Carolina 29045||0 miles|
|Elgin Municipal Court||Elgin||South Carolina 29045||5 miles|
|Dentsville Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29206||7 miles|
|Arcadia Lakes Municipal Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29206||8 miles|
|Forest Acres Municipal Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29206||10 miles|
|Upper Township Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29203||11 miles|
|Waverly Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29204||11 miles|
|Lykesland Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29209||12 miles|
|Richland St Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29201||13 miles|
|Richland Circuit Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29201||13 miles|
|Columbia Municipal Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29201||14 miles|
|Eastover Municipal Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29201||14 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.