|Santa Clara Family Court||San Jose||California 95113||0 miles|
|San Jose Superior Court||San Jose||California 95113||0 miles|
|San Jose Family Court||San Jose||California 95113||0 miles|
|San Jose Juvenile Court||San Jose||California 95110||1 miles|
|San Jose Superior Criminal Court||San Jose||California 95110||1 miles|
|San Jose Traffic Court||Santa Clara||California 95050||3 miles|
|Santa Clara Superior Traffic Court||Santa Clara||California 95050||3 miles|
|Los Gatos Superior Court||Los Gatos||California 95032||6 miles|
|Sunnyvale Superior Criminal Court||Sunnyvale||California 94087||8 miles|
|Palo Alto Traffic Court||Palo Alto||California 94306||15 miles|
|Fremont Superior Court||Fremont||California 94538||15 miles|
|San Mateo Superior Court||Redwood||California 94063||21 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.