|Lynchburg Magistrate Court||Lynchburg||Virginia 24504||3 miles|
|Campbell Circuit Court||Rustburg||Virginia 24588||9 miles|
|Campbell General District Court||Rustburg||Virginia 24588||9 miles|
|Rustburg Magistrate Court||Rustburg||Virginia 24588||9 miles|
|Amherst Circuit Court||Amherst||Virginia 24521||12 miles|
|Amherst General District Court||Amherst||Virginia 24521||12 miles|
|Appomattox Magistrate Court||Appomattox||Virginia 24522||15 miles|
|Appomattox Circuit Court||Appomattox||Virginia 24522||15 miles|
|Appomattox General District Court||Appomattox||Virginia 24522||15 miles|
|Bedford Magistrate Court||Bedford||Virginia 24523||23 miles|
|Bedford Circuit Court||Bedford||Virginia 24523||24 miles|
|Bedford County Court||Bedford||Virginia 24523||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.