|Harris Constitutional County Court||Houston||Texas 77002||1 miles|
|Harris County Criminal Court||Houston||Texas 77002||1 miles|
|Harris County District Court||Houston||Texas 77002||1 miles|
|Downtown Houston Justice of Peace Court||Houston||Texas 77002||1 miles|
|Houston District Court I||Houston||Texas 77002||1 miles|
|East Houston Justice of Peace Court||Houston||Texas 77011||3 miles|
|Hanszen Municipal Court||Houston||Texas 77005||4 miles|
|Houston MacGregor Justice of Peace Court||Houston||Texas 77021||4 miles|
|Eastend Houston Justice of Peace Court||Houston||Texas 77011||4 miles|
|Southside Place Municipal Court||Houston||Texas 77005||5 miles|
|West University Place Municipal Court||West University Place||Texas 77005||5 miles|
|South Houston Justice Court||Houston||Texas 77021||5 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.