|St. Petersburg Circuit Court||St. Petersburg||Florida 33701||6 miles|
|Clearwater Circuit Court||Clearwater||Florida 33762||8 miles|
|Pinellas County Court||Clearwater||Florida 33762||8 miles|
|Clearwater County Court||Clearwater||Florida 33756||13 miles|
|Clearwater Historic County Court||Clearwater||Florida 33756||13 miles|
|Clearwater Traffic Court||Clearwater||Florida 33761||18 miles|
|Hillsborough County & Circuit Court Annex||Tampa||Florida 33602||20 miles|
|Hillsborough County Court North Annex||Tampa||Florida 33602||20 miles|
|Hillsborough County Circuit Court||Tampa||Florida 33602||20 miles|
|Manatee Circuit Court||Bradenton||Florida 34205||22 miles|
|Manatee County Court||Bradenton||Florida 34205||22 miles|
|Pi County Court||Brandon||Florida 33510||29 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.