|Bay City Justice of Peace Court II||Bay||Texas 77414||6 miles|
|Matagorda County Court||Bay||Texas 77414||6 miles|
|Matagorda District Court I||Bay||Texas 77414||6 miles|
|Bay City Municipal Court||Bay||Texas 77414||6 miles|
|Palacios Municipal Court||Palacios||Texas 77465||19 miles|
|Matagorda Justice of Peace Court||Matagorda||Texas 77457||19 miles|
|Palacios Justice of Peace Court||Palacios||Texas 77465||20 miles|
|El Campo Municipal Court||El Campo||Texas 77437||20 miles|
|El Campo Justice of Peace Court||El Campo||Texas 77437||21 miles|
|Sweeny Municipal Court||Sweeny||Texas 77480||23 miles|
|Louise Justice of Peace Court||Louise||Texas 77455||23 miles|
|Wharton County Court||Wharton||Texas 77488||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.