Shafter Courts

See Shafter Courts location, address, and phone number, and public records search. Courts are legal institutions which resolve disputes between parties and rule on legal cases related to civil, criminal, and administrative matters. Courts vary between different types, such as criminal, civil, probate, family, traffic, state, federal, appeals, and common courts.

Shafter Courts
325 Central Valley Highway, Shafter, California, 93263
(661) 746-7500
(661) 746-7524

Nearby Courts

Court Distance
Bakersfield Superior Court 17 miles
Kern County Superior Court 17 miles
Delano Superior Court 19 miles
Bakersfield Juvenile Court 19 miles
Taft Superior Court 26 miles
Lamont Superior Court 27 miles
Porterville Superior Court 42 miles
Corcoran Superior Court 44 miles

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What is a court?

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.