|Mount Pleasant Magistrate Court||Mount Pleasant||South Carolina 29466||4 miles|
|Sullivans Island Municipal Court||Sullivan's Island||South Carolina 29482||4 miles|
|Mt Pleasant Municipal Court||Mount Pleasant||South Carolina 29464||6 miles|
|Hampton Circuit Court||Charleston||South Carolina 29401||8 miles|
|Charleston Circuit Court||Charleston||South Carolina 29401||8 miles|
|Charleston Magistrate Court I||Charleston||South Carolina 29403||9 miles|
|City of Charleston - Municipal Court||Charleston||South Carolina 29403||10 miles|
|Charleston Magistrate Court IV||Charleston||South Carolina 29412||12 miles|
|Folly Beach Municipal Court||Folly Beach||South Carolina 29439||13 miles|
|Charleston Magistrate Court III||North Charleston||South Carolina 29405||13 miles|
|West Ashley Area Magistrate Court||Charleston||South Carolina 29407||13 miles|
|N.Charleston Magistrate Court||North Charleston||South Carolina 29405||14 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.