|Beaufort Magistrate Court||Beaufort||South Carolina 29902||4 miles|
|Beaufort Municipal Court||Beaufort||South Carolina 29902||4 miles|
|Beaufort Circuit Court||Beaufort||South Carolina 29902||5 miles|
|Hilton Head Magistrate Court||Hilton Head Island||South Carolina 29928||12 miles|
|Bluffton Magistrate Court||Bluffton||South Carolina 29910||13 miles|
|Lobeco Magistrate Court||Seabrook||South Carolina 29940||13 miles|
|Bluffton Municipal Court||Bluffton||South Carolina 29910||14 miles|
|Hilton Head Island Municipal Court||Hilton Head Island||South Carolina 29928||15 miles|
|Ridgeland Magistrate Court||Ridgeland||South Carolina 29936||18 miles|
|Jasper Magistrate Court||Ridgeland||South Carolina 29936||18 miles|
|Ridgeland Municipal Court||Ridgeland||South Carolina 29936||19 miles|
|Jasper Circuit Court||Ridgeland||South Carolina 29936||19 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.