|Mathews Circuit Court||Mathews||Virginia 23109||1 miles|
|Mathews County Clerk's Office||Mathews||Virginia 23109||1 miles|
|Gloucester Magistrate Court||Gloucester Courthouse||Virginia 23061||11 miles|
|Gloucester Circuit Court||Gloucester Courthouse||Virginia 23061||11 miles|
|Gloucester General District Court||Gloucester Courthouse||Virginia 23061||11 miles|
|York County Court||Yorktown||Virginia 23690||18 miles|
|York General District Court||Yorktown||Virginia 23690||18 miles|
|Middlesex Circuit Court||Saluda||Virginia 23149||18 miles|
|Middlesex General District Court||Saluda||Virginia 23149||18 miles|
|Saluda Magistrate Court||Saluda||Virginia 23149||19 miles|
|James City Williamsburg Magistrate Court||Williamsburg||Virginia 23185||22 miles|
|Northampton Circuit Court||Cape Charles||Virginia 23310||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.