|Southampton Circuit Court||Courtland||Virginia 23837||7 miles|
|Southampton General District Court||Courtland||Virginia 23837||7 miles|
|Suffolk Circuit Court||Suffolk||Virginia 23434||17 miles|
|Suffolk General District Court||Suffolk||Virginia 23434||17 miles|
|Suffolk Magistrate Court||Suffolk||Virginia 23434||17 miles|
|Hertford County Clerk of Court||Winton||North Carolina 27986||20 miles|
|Hertford County Court||Winton||North Carolina 27986||20 miles|
|Isle of Wight Circuit Court||Windsor||Virginia 23487||20 miles|
|Isle of Wight County Court||Windsor||Virginia 23487||20 miles|
|Gates County Court||Gatesville||North Carolina 27938||22 miles|
|Gates District Court||Gatesville||North Carolina 27938||22 miles|
|Sussex General District Court||Waverly||Virginia 23890||25 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.