|Lexington Courthouse||Lexington||Alabama 35648||10 miles|
|North Courtland Courthouse||North Courtland||Alabama 35618||10 miles|
|Courtland Courthouse||Courtland||Alabama 35618||11 miles|
|Town Creek Courthouse||Town Creek||Alabama 35672||11 miles|
|Killen Courthouse||Killen||Alabama 35645||13 miles|
|Hillsboro Courthouse||Hillsboro||Alabama 35643||15 miles|
|Leighton Courthouse||Leighton||Alabama 35646||15 miles|
|Minor Hill City Court||Minor Hill||Tennessee 38473||18 miles|
|St Joseph City Court||St. Joseph||Tennessee 38481||18 miles|
|Loretto City Court||Loretto||Tennessee 38469||19 miles|
|Limestone County District Court||Athens||Alabama 35611||19 miles|
|Muscle Shoals Courthouse||Muscle Shoals||Alabama 35661||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.