|Porter County Circuit Court||Valparaiso||Indiana 46383||0 miles|
|Hobart City Court||Hobart||Indiana 46342||11 miles|
|Lake Station City Court||Lake Station||Indiana 46405||12 miles|
|Merrillville Town Court||Merrillville||Indiana 46410||14 miles|
|Crown Point City Court||Crown Point||Indiana 46307||15 miles|
|Lake Circuit Court||Crown Point||Indiana 46307||16 miles|
|Lake County Superior Court I||Crown Point||Indiana 46307||16 miles|
|Lake County Superior Court III||Crown Point||Indiana 46307||16 miles|
|Gary City Court||Gary||Indiana 46402||18 miles|
|La Porte County Superior Court II||Michigan||Indiana 46360||19 miles|
|DeMotte Town Court||De Motte||Indiana 46310||20 miles|
|La Porte County Superior Court I||La Porte||Indiana 46350||20 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.