|Elkhart Justice of Peace Court||Elkhart||Texas 75839||0 miles|
|Palestine Justice of Peace Court II||Palestine||Texas 75801||10 miles|
|Anderson County Court at Law||Palestine||Texas 75801||10 miles|
|Anderson District Court||Palestine||Texas 75801||10 miles|
|Palestine Municipal Court||Palestine||Texas 75801||10 miles|
|Anderson County Court||Palestine||Texas 75801||10 miles|
|Palestine Justice of Peace Court I||Palestine||Texas 75801||10 miles|
|Grapeland Municipal Court||Grapeland||Texas 75844||11 miles|
|Oakwood Municipal Court||Oakwood||Texas 75855||16 miles|
|Crockett Justice of Peace Court||Crockett||Texas 75835||22 miles|
|Crockett Municipal Court||Crockett||Texas 75835||22 miles|
|Houston District Court II||Crockett||Texas 75835||22 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.