|Lancaster General District Court||Lancaster||Virginia 22503|
|Lancaster Magistrate Court||Lancaster||Virginia 22503||1 miles|
|Heathsville Magistrate Court||Heathsville||Virginia 22473||10 miles|
|Northumberland Circuit Court||Heathsville||Virginia 22473||10 miles|
|Northumberland General District Court||Heathsville||Virginia 22473||10 miles|
|Saluda Magistrate Court||Saluda||Virginia 23149||13 miles|
|Middlesex Circuit Court||Saluda||Virginia 23149||13 miles|
|Middlesex General District Court||Saluda||Virginia 23149||13 miles|
|Richmond County Circuit Court||Warsaw||Virginia 22572||21 miles|
|Richmond County Court||Warsaw||Virginia 22572||21 miles|
|Warsaw Magistrate Court||Warsaw||Virginia 22572||21 miles|
|King and Queen Circuit Court||King and Queen Court House||Virginia 23085||24 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.