|Pitt District Court||Greenville||North Carolina 27858|
|Beaufort County Court||Washington||North Carolina 27889||19 miles|
|Beaufort District Court||Washington||North Carolina 27889||19 miles|
|Greene County Court||Snow Hill||North Carolina 28580||20 miles|
|Greene District Court||Snow Hill||North Carolina 28580||20 miles|
|Edgecombe County Court||Tarboro||North Carolina 27886||22 miles|
|Edgecombe District Court||Tarboro||North Carolina 27886||22 miles|
|Martin County Court||Williamston||North Carolina 27892||25 miles|
|Martin County District Court Judge||Williamston||North Carolina 27892||25 miles|
|Lenoir County Court||Kinston||North Carolina 28501||27 miles|
|Lenoir District Court||Kinston||North Carolina 28501||27 miles|
|Edgecombe County Alternate Court||Rocky Mount||North Carolina 27801||32 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.