|Bay St. Louis Municipal Court||Bay Saint Louis||Mississippi 39520||5 miles|
|Hancock County Circuit Clerk||Bay Saint Louis||Mississippi 39520||5 miles|
|Long Beach Municipal Court||Long Beach||Mississippi 39560||6 miles|
|Hancock Justice Court||Bay Saint Louis||Mississippi 39520||8 miles|
|Waveland Municipal Court||Waveland||Mississippi 39576||8 miles|
|Gulfport Municipal Court||Gulfport||Mississippi 39501||10 miles|
|Gulfport Justice Court||Gulfport||Mississippi 39501||10 miles|
|Gulfport County Court||Gulfport||Mississippi 39501||10 miles|
|Gulfport Circuit Court||Gulfport||Mississippi 39501||10 miles|
|Biloxi Municipal Court||Biloxi||Mississippi 39530||22 miles|
|Biloxi Circuit Court||Biloxi||Mississippi 39530||22 miles|
|Biloxi Justice Court||Biloxi||Mississippi 39530||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.