|Swansea Magistrate Court||Swansea||South Carolina 29160||2 miles|
|Gaston Municipal Court||Gaston||South Carolina 29053||6 miles|
|Pelion Municipal Court||Pelion||South Carolina 29123||8 miles|
|North Municipal Court||North||South Carolina 29112||8 miles|
|Gaston Magistrate Court||Gaston||South Carolina 29053||9 miles|
|South Congaree Municipal Court||West Columbia||South Carolina 29172||12 miles|
|Pine Ridge Municipal Court||West Columbia||South Carolina 29172||12 miles|
|Orangeburg Magistrate Court I||Neeses||South Carolina 29107||14 miles|
|Springdale Municipal Court||West Columbia||South Carolina 29170||15 miles|
|Wagener Magistrate Court||Wagener||South Carolina 29164||16 miles|
|Wagener Municipal Court||Wagener||South Carolina 29164||16 miles|
|Cayce Municipal Court||Cayce||South Carolina 29033||16 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.