|Laurel Justice Court||Laurel||Mississippi 39440||0 miles|
|Laurel Circuit Court||Laurel||Mississippi 39440||1 miles|
|Jones County Court||Ellisville||Mississippi 39437||5 miles|
|Ellisville Municipal Court||Ellisville||Mississippi 39437||7 miles|
|Ellisville Circuit Court||Ellisville||Mississippi 39437||7 miles|
|Sandersville Municipal Court||Sandersville||Mississippi 39477||8 miles|
|Soso Municipal Court||Soso||Mississippi 39480||11 miles|
|Heidelberg Municipal Court||Heidelberg||Mississippi 39439||16 miles|
|Taylorsville Municipal Court||Taylorsville||Mississippi 39168||20 miles|
|Bay Springs Justice Court||Bay Springs||Mississippi 39422||22 miles|
|Bay Springs Circuit Court||Bay Springs||Mississippi 39422||22 miles|
|Bay Springs Municipal Court||Bay Springs||Mississippi 39422||22 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.