|Clarendon Magistrate Court||Manning||South Carolina 29102||0 miles|
|Clarendon Circuit Court||Manning||South Carolina 29102||0 miles|
|Summerton Municipal Court||Summerton||South Carolina 29148||10 miles|
|Pinewood Municipal Court||Pinewood||South Carolina 29125||15 miles|
|Greeleyville Municipal Court||Greeleyville||South Carolina 29056||15 miles|
|Sumter Municipal Court||Sumter||South Carolina 29150||17 miles|
|County Magistrate||Sumter||South Carolina 29150||17 miles|
|Sumter Circuit Court||Sumter||South Carolina 29150||17 miles|
|Mayesville Municipal Court||Mayesville||South Carolina 29104||20 miles|
|Vance Municipal Court||Vance||South Carolina 29163||22 miles|
|Kingstree Municipal Court||Kingstree||South Carolina 29556||22 miles|
|Santee Municipal Court||Santee||South Carolina 29142||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.