|Seabrook Island Municipal Court||Seabrook Island||South Carolina 29455||2 miles|
|Edisto Island Magistrate Court||Edisto||South Carolina 29438||9 miles|
|Johns Island Magistrate Court||Johns Island||South Carolina 29455||9 miles|
|Folly Beach Municipal Court||Folly Beach||South Carolina 29439||12 miles|
|Charleston Magistrate Court IV||Charleston||South Carolina 29412||13 miles|
|Edisto Beach Municipal Court||Edisto||South Carolina 29438||14 miles|
|Ravenel Magistrate Court||Ravenel||South Carolina 29470||14 miles|
|Ravenel Municipal Court||Ravenel||South Carolina 29470||14 miles|
|West Ashley Area Magistrate Court||Charleston||South Carolina 29407||16 miles|
|City of Charleston - Municipal Court||Charleston||South Carolina 29403||17 miles|
|Charleston Circuit Court||Charleston||South Carolina 29401||17 miles|
|Hampton Circuit Court||Charleston||South Carolina 29401||17 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.