|Elizabethton City Court||Elizabethton||Tennessee 37643||4 miles|
|Johnson City City Court||Johnson||Tennessee 37601||4 miles|
|Carter Circuit Court||Elizabethton||Tennessee 37643||4 miles|
|Carter Criminal Court||Elizabethton||Tennessee 37643||4 miles|
|Elizabethton Criminal Court||Elizabethton||Tennessee 37643||4 miles|
|Johnson City Court||Johnson||Tennessee 37604||5 miles|
|Bluff City Court||Bluff||Tennessee 37618||7 miles|
|Jonesborough City Court||Jonesborough||Tennessee 37659||11 miles|
|Jonesborough Criminal Court||Jonesborough||Tennessee 37659||12 miles|
|Jonesborough Juvenile Criminal Court||Jonesborough||Tennessee 37659||12 miles|
|Washington Circuit Court||Jonesborough||Tennessee 37659||12 miles|
|Washington Criminal Court||Jonesborough||Tennessee 37659||12 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.