|Ravenel Magistrate Court||Ravenel||South Carolina 29470||0 miles|
|Johns Island Magistrate Court||Johns Island||South Carolina 29455||9 miles|
|Seabrook Island Municipal Court||Seabrook Island||South Carolina 29455||13 miles|
|West Ashley Area Magistrate Court||Charleston||South Carolina 29407||14 miles|
|North Charleston Magistrate Court||North Charleston||South Carolina 29405||14 miles|
|N.Charleston Magistrate Court||North Charleston||South Carolina 29405||14 miles|
|Edisto Island Magistrate Court||Edisto||South Carolina 29438||14 miles|
|Kiawah Island Municipal Court||Kiawah Island||South Carolina 29455||14 miles|
|North Charleston Municipal Court||North Charleston||South Carolina 29406||14 miles|
|Charleston Magistrate Court II||North Charleston||South Carolina 29418||14 miles|
|Charleston Magistrate Court IV||Charleston||South Carolina 29412||15 miles|
|Charleston Magistrate Court III||North Charleston||South Carolina 29405||16 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.