|Lancaster Magistrate Court I||Lancaster||Pennsylvania 17601||4 miles|
|Lancaster Magistrate Court III||Lancaster||Pennsylvania 17602||5 miles|
|Lancaster Magistrate Court IV||Lancaster||Pennsylvania 17603||5 miles|
|Lancaster County Court||Lancaster||Pennsylvania 17602||5 miles|
|Lancaster Magistrate Court V||Lancaster||Pennsylvania 17603||6 miles|
|Lancaster District Court I||Lancaster||Pennsylvania 17603||6 miles|
|Ephrata Magistrate Court||Ephrata||Pennsylvania 17522||7 miles|
|Intercourse Magistrate Court||Intercourse||Pennsylvania 17534||7 miles|
|Lancaster District Court II||Lancaster||Pennsylvania 17603||7 miles|
|Willow Street Magistrate Court||Willow Street||Pennsylvania 17584||7 miles|
|Lititz District Court||Lititz||Pennsylvania 17543||8 miles|
|New Holland Magistrate Court||New Holland||Pennsylvania 17557||9 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.