|Yeagertown Magistrate Court||Yeagertown||Pennsylvania 17099||2 miles|
|Lewistown Magistrate Court||Lewistown||Pennsylvania 17044||5 miles|
|Mifflin Common Pleas Court||Lewistown||Pennsylvania 17044||5 miles|
|Lewistown District Court||Lewistown||Pennsylvania 17044||5 miles|
|Mifflintown Magistrate Court||Mifflintown||Pennsylvania 17059||12 miles|
|Centre Hall Magistrate Court||Centre Hall||Pennsylvania 16828||13 miles|
|Port Royal Magistrate Court||Port Royal||Pennsylvania 17082||14 miles|
|State College District Court||State College||Pennsylvania 16801||17 miles|
|State College Magisterial Court||State College||Pennsylvania 16801||17 miles|
|State College Magistrate Court||State College||Pennsylvania 16801||17 miles|
|Bellefonte District Court||Bellefonte||Pennsylvania 16823||19 miles|
|Centre County Court||Bellefonte||Pennsylvania 16823||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.