|Valley Grove Municipal Court||Valley Grove||West Virginia 26060||4 miles|
|Wheeling Magistrate Court||Wheeling||West Virginia 26003||5 miles|
|Wheeling Circuit Court||Wheeling||West Virginia 26003||5 miles|
|Wheeling Municipal Court||Wheeling||West Virginia 26003||5 miles|
|Belmont County Court II||Martins Ferry||Ohio 43935||6 miles|
|Martins Ferry Mayor's Court||Martins Ferry||Ohio 43935||6 miles|
|Benwood Municipal Court||Benwood||West Virginia 26031||6 miles|
|Bridgeport Mayor's Court||Bridgeport||Ohio 43912||6 miles|
|Bellaire Mayor's Court||Bellaire||Ohio 43906||7 miles|
|McMechen Municipal Court||McMechen||West Virginia 26040||7 miles|
|Belmont County Court I||Bellaire||Ohio 43906||7 miles|
|West Liberty Municipal Court||West Liberty||West Virginia 26074||8 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.