|King William General District Court||King William||Virginia 23086|
|King William Magistrate Court||King William||Virginia 23086|
|King and Queen Circuit Court||King and Queen Court House||Virginia 23085||7 miles|
|King and Queen County Court||King and Queen Court House||Virginia 23085||7 miles|
|King and Queen Magistrate Court||King and Queen Court House||Virginia 23085||7 miles|
|New Kent Circuit Court||New Kent||Virginia 23124||12 miles|
|New Kent County District Ct Clerk||New Kent||Virginia 23124||12 miles|
|Barhamsville Magistrate Court||Barhamsville||Virginia 23011||16 miles|
|Essex General District Court||Tappahannock||Virginia 22560||19 miles|
|Tappahannock Magistrate Court||Tappahannock||Virginia 22560||19 miles|
|Essex Circuit Court||Tappahannock||Virginia 22560||19 miles|
|Hanover Magistrate Court||Hanover||Virginia 23069||19 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.