Nelson Circuit Court

See Nelson Circuit Court location, address, and phone number, and public records search. Courts are legal institutions which resolve disputes between parties and rule on legal cases related to civil, criminal, and administrative matters. Courts vary between different types, such as criminal, civil, probate, family, traffic, state, federal, appeals, and common courts.

Nelson Circuit Court
1 Maple Lane, Lovingston, Virginia, 22949
(434) 263-7020
(434) 263-7027

Nearby Courts

Court Distance
Nelson General District Court
Lovingston Magistrate Court 1 miles
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Waynesboro General District Court 21 miles
Buckingham General District Court 22 miles
Buckingham Circuit Court 24 miles
Buckingham Magistrate Court 24 miles
Albemarle County Magistrate Court 26 miles
Buena Vista Circuit Court 27 miles
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What is a court?

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.