|Roanoke County Magistrate Court||Roanoke||Virginia 24016||0 miles|
|Salem Magistrate Court||Salem||Virginia 24153||6 miles|
|Roanoke County General District Court||Salem||Virginia 24153||6 miles|
|Salem Circuit Court||Salem||Virginia 24153||6 miles|
|Salem General District Court||Salem||Virginia 24153||6 miles|
|Botetourt Circuit Court||Fincastle||Virginia 24090||16 miles|
|Botetourt General District Court||Fincastle||Virginia 24090||16 miles|
|Fincastle Magistrate Court||Fincastle||Virginia 24090||16 miles|
|Craig Circuit Court||New Castle||Virginia 24127||18 miles|
|New Castle Magistrate Court||New Castle||Virginia 24127||18 miles|
|New Castle General District Court||New Castle||Virginia 24127||18 miles|
|Rocky Mount Magistrate Court||Rocky Mount||Virginia 24151||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.