|Buchtel Mayor's Court||Nelsonville||Ohio 45764||3 miles|
|Murray City Police Department||Murray City||Ohio 43144||5 miles|
|Chauncey Mayor's Court||Chauncey||Ohio 45719||7 miles|
|New Straitsville's Mayor Court||New Straitsville||Ohio 43766||8 miles|
|Trimble Mayor's Court||Trimble||Ohio 45782||8 miles|
|Glouster Mayor's Court||Glouster||Ohio 45732||9 miles|
|Jacksonville Mayor's Court||Glouster||Ohio 45732||9 miles|
|Shawnee's Mayor Court||Shawnee||Ohio 43782||11 miles|
|Hocking County Common Pleas Court||Logan||Ohio 43138||11 miles|
|Hocking Municipal Court||Logan||Ohio 43138||11 miles|
|Athens Common Pleas Court||Athens||Ohio 45701||11 miles|
|Athens Municipal Court||Athens||Ohio 45701||11 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.