|Erie Court||Erie||Pennsylvania 16507||1 miles|
|Erie County Court||Erie||Pennsylvania 16501||1 miles|
|Erie Magisterial Court VI||Erie||Pennsylvania 16504||1 miles|
|Erie Magisterial Court IV||Erie||Pennsylvania 16507||1 miles|
|Erie Magisterial Court II||Erie||Pennsylvania 16502||2 miles|
|Erie Magisterial Court III||Erie||Pennsylvania 16508||3 miles|
|Erie District Court III||Erie||Pennsylvania 16510||3 miles|
|Erie District Court I||Erie||Pennsylvania 16506||5 miles|
|Erie Magisterial Court I||Erie||Pennsylvania 16509||7 miles|
|Erie Magisterial Court V||Erie||Pennsylvania 16509||7 miles|
|McKean Magistrate Court||McKean||Pennsylvania 16426||10 miles|
|North East Magistrate Court||North East||Pennsylvania 16428||12 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.