|Hartselle Courthouse||Hartselle||Alabama 35640||6 miles|
|Somerville Courthouse||Somerville||Alabama 35670||9 miles|
|Priceville Courthouse||Decatur||Alabama 35603||12 miles|
|Cullman Courthouse||Cullman||Alabama 35055||13 miles|
|Cullman County District Court||Cullman||Alabama 35055||14 miles|
|Decatur City Municipal Court||Decatur||Alabama 35601||17 miles|
|Morgan County District Court||Decatur||Alabama 35601||17 miles|
|Triana Courthouse||Madison||Alabama 35756||18 miles|
|Trinity Courthouse||Trinity||Alabama 35673||20 miles|
|Addison Courthouse||Addison||Alabama 35540||20 miles|
|Hanceville Courthouse||Hanceville||Alabama 35077||23 miles|
|Lawrence County District Court||Moulton||Alabama 35650||23 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.