|Nelson General District Court||Lovingston||Virginia 22949|
|Lovingston Magistrate Court||Lovingston||Virginia 22949||1 miles|
|Amherst Circuit Court||Amherst||Virginia 24521||16 miles|
|Amherst General District Court||Amherst||Virginia 24521||16 miles|
|Waynesboro Circuit Court||Waynesboro||Virginia 22980||21 miles|
|Waynesboro General District Court||Waynesboro||Virginia 22980||21 miles|
|Buckingham General District Court||Buckingham||Virginia 23921||22 miles|
|Buckingham Circuit Court||Buckingham||Virginia 23921||24 miles|
|Buckingham Magistrate Court||Buckingham||Virginia 23921||24 miles|
|Albemarle County Magistrate Court||Charlottesville||Virginia 22902||26 miles|
|Buena Vista Circuit Court||Buena Vista||Virginia 24416||27 miles|
|Buena Vista General District Court||Buena Vista||Virginia 24416||27 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.