|Island County Court||Oak Harbor||Washington 98277||5 miles|
|Jefferson County Court||Port Townsend||Washington 98368||8 miles|
|Jefferson Superior Court||Port Townsend||Washington 98368||8 miles|
|Stanwood City Hall||Stanwood||Washington 98292||14 miles|
|Anacortes Municipal Court||Anacortes||Washington 98221||20 miles|
|Skagit Superior Court||Mount Vernon||Washington 98273||21 miles|
|Skagit County Court||Mount Vernon||Washington 98273||21 miles|
|Mount Vernon Municipal Court||Mount Vernon||Washington 98273||22 miles|
|Burlington Municipal Court||Burlington||Washington 98233||24 miles|
|Arlington Traffic Court||Arlington||Washington 98223||26 miles|
|Marysville Municipal Court||Marysville||Washington 98270||26 miles|
|Cascade County Court||Arlington||Washington 98223||26 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.