|Montevallo Municipal Court||Montevallo||Alabama 35115||2 miles|
|Calera Municipal Court||Calera||Alabama 35040||8 miles|
|Jemison Municipal Court||Jemison||Alabama 35085||11 miles|
|Alabaster Municipal Court||Alabaster||Alabama 35007||12 miles|
|West Blocton Courthouse||West Blocton||Alabama 35184||14 miles|
|Thorsby Municipal Court||Thorsby||Alabama 35171||15 miles|
|Helena Municipal Court||Helena||Alabama 35080||15 miles|
|Shelby County District Court||Columbiana||Alabama 35051||17 miles|
|Columbiana Municipal Court||Columbiana||Alabama 35051||17 miles|
|Centreville Courthouse||Centreville||Alabama 35042||18 miles|
|Bibb County District Court||Centreville||Alabama 35042||18 miles|
|Pelham Municipal Court||Pelham||Alabama 35124||18 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.