|Brazoria Justice Court||Brazoria||Texas 77422||8 miles|
|Brazoria Municipal Court||Brazoria||Texas 77422||8 miles|
|West Columbia Municipal Court||West Columbia||Texas 77486||8 miles|
|West Columbia Justice of Peace Court||West Columbia||Texas 77486||8 miles|
|Bay City Justice of Peace Court I||Bay||Texas 77414||12 miles|
|Lake Jackson Municipal Court||Lake Jackson||Texas 77566||15 miles|
|Jones Creek Municipal Court||Freeport||Texas 77541||15 miles|
|Holiday Lakes Municipal Court||Angleton||Texas 77515||16 miles|
|Bay City Municipal Court||Bay||Texas 77414||17 miles|
|Bay City Justice of Peace Court II||Bay||Texas 77414||17 miles|
|Matagorda County Court||Bay||Texas 77414||17 miles|
|Matagorda District Court I||Bay||Texas 77414||17 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.