|Pacific Municipal Court||Pacific||Washington 98047||5 miles|
|Auburn Municipal Court||Auburn||Washington 98002||5 miles|
|Fife Municipal Court||Fife||Washington 98424||5 miles|
|Kent Municipal Court||Kent||Washington 98032||6 miles|
|Kent County Court||Kent||Washington 98032||6 miles|
|Tennis Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402||7 miles|
|Pierce County District Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402||7 miles|
|Pierce County Superior Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402||7 miles|
|Tacoma Municipal Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402||7 miles|
|Maleng County Court||Kent||Washington 98032||7 miles|
|Maleng Regional Superior Court||Kent||Washington 98032||7 miles|
|Des Moines Municipal Court||Des Moines||Washington 98198||7 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.