|Fairfield Circuit Court||Winnsboro||South Carolina 29180||0 miles|
|Winnsboro Municipal Court||Winnsboro||South Carolina 29180||0 miles|
|Peak Magistrate Court||Peak||South Carolina 29122||17 miles|
|Great Falls Municipal Court||Great Falls||South Carolina 29055||17 miles|
|Great Falls Magistrate Court||Great Falls||South Carolina 29055||17 miles|
|Irmo Municipal Court||Irmo||South Carolina 29063||21 miles|
|Chapin Municipal Court||Chapin||South Carolina 29036||21 miles|
|Blythewood Municipal Court||Elgin||South Carolina 29045||22 miles|
|Elgin Magistrate Court||Elgin||South Carolina 29045||22 miles|
|Elgin Municipal Court||Elgin||South Carolina 29045||22 miles|
|Dutch Fork Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29210||22 miles|
|Columbia Magistrate Court||Columbia||South Carolina 29212||22 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.