|Turlock Superior Court||Turlock||California 95380||15 miles|
|Stanislaus Superior Court||Modesto||California 95354||18 miles|
|Modesto Juvenile Court||Modesto||California 95358||19 miles|
|Modesto Traffic Court||Modesto||California 95355||21 miles|
|Merced Juvenile Court||Merced||California 95341||33 miles|
|Merced Traffic Court||Merced||California 95340||34 miles|
|Merced Superior Court||Merced||California 95340||34 miles|
|San Martin Superior Court||Gilroy||California 95020||36 miles|
|San Benito Superior Court||Hollister||California 95023||41 miles|
|San Jose Family Court||San Jose||California 95113||45 miles|
|San Jose Superior Court||San Jose||California 95113||45 miles|
|San Jose Drug Court||San Jose||California 95110||45 miles|
|Santa Clara Family Court||San Jose||California 95113||45 miles|
|San Jose Superior Criminal Court||San Jose||California 95110||45 miles|
|San Jose Juvenile Court||San Jose||California 95110||45 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.