|Fairfax Magistrate Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22306||16 miles|
|Woodbridge Magistrate Court||Woodbridge||Virginia 22191||18 miles|
|Alexandria Magistrate Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22314||19 miles|
|Alexandria Circuit Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22314||21 miles|
|Alexandria General District Court||Alexandria||Virginia 22314||21 miles|
|King George Circuit Court||King George||Virginia 22485||21 miles|
|King George General District Court||King George||Virginia 22485||21 miles|
|King George Magistrate Court||King George||Virginia 22485||21 miles|
|Calvert County Court||Prince Frederick||Maryland 20678||21 miles|
|Prince Frederick District Court||Prince Frederick||Maryland 20678||21 miles|
|Prince George's Circuit Court||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||23 miles|
|Upper Marlboro District Court||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||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.