|Homewood Municipal Court||Homewood||Alabama 35209||2 miles|
|Mountain Brook Municipal Court||Mountain Brook||Alabama 35213||4 miles|
|Birmingham Municipal Court||Birmingham||Alabama 35203||5 miles|
|Jefferson County District Court||Birmingham||Alabama 35203||5 miles|
|Hoover Municipal Court||Birmingham||Alabama 35244||7 miles|
|Fairfield Municipal Court||Fairfield||Alabama 35064||7 miles|
|Irondale Municipal Court||Irondale||Alabama 35210||8 miles|
|Midfield Municipal Court||Midfield||Alabama 35228||8 miles|
|Lipscomb Municipal Court||Bessemer||Alabama 35020||8 miles|
|Pelham Municipal Court||Pelham||Alabama 35124||9 miles|
|Tarrant Municipal Court||Birmingham||Alabama 35217||9 miles|
|Brighton Municipal Court||Brighton||Alabama 35020||9 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.