|Poplarville Municipal Court||Poplarville||Mississippi 39470||3 miles|
|Poplarville Justice Court||Poplarville||Mississippi 39470||9 miles|
|Lumberton Municipal Court||Lumberton||Mississippi 39455||12 miles|
|Purvis Municipal Court||Purvis||Mississippi 39475||22 miles|
|Purvis Circuit Court||Purvis||Mississippi 39475||22 miles|
|Lamar County Court||Purvis||Mississippi 39475||22 miles|
|Purvis Justice Court||Purvis||Mississippi 39475||22 miles|
|Picayune Municipal Court||Picayune||Mississippi 39466||23 miles|
|Wiggins Municipal Court||Wiggins||Mississippi 39577||24 miles|
|Stone Circuit Court||Wiggins||Mississippi 39577||24 miles|
|Stone Justice Court||Wiggins||Mississippi 39577||24 miles|
|Columbia Circuit Court||Columbia||Mississippi 39429||33 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.