|Thorsby Municipal Court||Thorsby||Alabama 35171||3 miles|
|Calera Municipal Court||Calera||Alabama 35040||10 miles|
|Chilton County District Court||Clanton||Alabama 35045||11 miles|
|Clanton Municipal Court||Clanton||Alabama 35045||11 miles|
|Wilton Municipal Court||Wilton||Alabama 35187||11 miles|
|Montevallo Municipal Court||Montevallo||Alabama 35115||12 miles|
|Maplesville Municipal Court||Maplesville||Alabama 36750||14 miles|
|Columbiana Municipal Court||Columbiana||Alabama 35051||17 miles|
|Shelby County District Court||Columbiana||Alabama 35051||17 miles|
|Alabaster Municipal Court||Alabaster||Alabama 35007||20 miles|
|Centreville Courthouse||Centreville||Alabama 35042||23 miles|
|Bibb County District Court||Centreville||Alabama 35042||23 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.