|Portsmouth Municipal Court||Portsmouth||Ohio 45662||4 miles|
|Scioto Common Pleas Court||Portsmouth||Ohio 45662||4 miles|
|Greenup County District Court||Greenup||Kentucky 41144||14 miles|
|Hanging Rock Mayor's Court||Hanging Rock||Ohio 45638||17 miles|
|Ironton Municipal Court||Ironton||Ohio 45638||20 miles|
|Beaver Mayor's Court||Beaver||Ohio 45613||20 miles|
|Piketon Mayor's Court||Piketon||Ohio 45661||22 miles|
|Coal Grove Mayor's Court||Coal Grove||Ohio 45638||23 miles|
|Lewis County District Court||Vanceburg||Kentucky 41179||23 miles|
|Pike County Common Pleas Court||Waverly||Ohio 45690||26 miles|
|Waverly Mayor's Court||Waverly||Ohio 45690||26 miles|
|Jackson County Common Pleas Court||Jackson||Ohio 45640||26 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.