|Elizabeth Magistrate Court||Elizabeth||West Virginia 26143||0 miles|
|Parkersburg Circuit Court||Parkersburg||West Virginia 26101||16 miles|
|Parkersburg Magistrate Court||Parkersburg||West Virginia 26101||17 miles|
|Parkersburg Municipal Court||Parkersburg||West Virginia 26101||17 miles|
|Spencer Circuit Court||Spencer||West Virginia 25276||18 miles|
|Spencer Magistrate Court||Spencer||West Virginia 25276||18 miles|
|Belpre Mayor's Court||Belpre||Ohio 45714||19 miles|
|Grantsville Circuit Court||Grantsville||West Virginia 26147||19 miles|
|Grantsville Magistrate Court||Grantsville||West Virginia 26147||19 miles|
|Grantsville Municipal Court||Grantsville||West Virginia 26147||19 miles|
|Vienna Municipal Court||Vienna||West Virginia 26105||20 miles|
|Ravenswood Municipal Court||Ravenswood||West Virginia 26164||21 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.