|San Marcos Municipal Court||San Marcos||Texas 78666||2 miles|
|Hays County Court I||San Marcos||Texas 78666||2 miles|
|Caldwell District Court IV||San Marcos||Texas 78666||2 miles|
|Hays County Court at Law||San Marcos||Texas 78666||2 miles|
|San Marcos Justice of Peace Court I||San Marcos||Texas 78666||2 miles|
|Hays County District Judge||San Marcos||Texas 78666||4 miles|
|Martindale Municipal Court||Martindale||Texas 78655||5 miles|
|Maxwell Justice of Peace Court||Maxwell||Texas 78656||7 miles|
|Kyle Justice of Peace Court||Kyle||Texas 78640||7 miles|
|Kyle Municipal Court||Kyle||Texas 78640||7 miles|
|Lockhart Municipal Court||Lockhart||Texas 78644||12 miles|
|Hays County Justice of Peace||Buda||Texas 78610||13 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.