Essex Circuit Court

See Essex Circuit Court location, address, and phone number, and public records search. Courts are legal institutions which resolve disputes between parties and rule on legal cases related to civil, criminal, and administrative matters. Courts vary between different types, such as criminal, civil, probate, family, traffic, state, federal, appeals, and common courts.

Essex Circuit Court
307 North Church Lane, Tappahannock, Virginia, 22560
(804) 443-3541
(804) 445-1216

Nearby Courts

Court Distance
Tappahannock Magistrate Court 0 miles
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Westmoreland Circuit Court 12 miles
Westmoreland General District Court 12 miles
King and Queen Circuit Court 18 miles
King and Queen County Court 18 miles
King and Queen Magistrate Court 18 miles
King William Magistrate Court 19 miles

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What is a court?

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.