|Essex Circuit Court||Tappahannock||Virginia 22560|
|Essex General District Court||Tappahannock||Virginia 22560|
|Tappahannock Magistrate Court||Tappahannock||Virginia 22560|
|Warsaw Magistrate Court||Warsaw||Virginia 22572||10 miles|
|Richmond County Court||Warsaw||Virginia 22572||10 miles|
|Richmond County Circuit Court||Warsaw||Virginia 22572||10 miles|
|Montross Magistrate Court||Montross||Virginia 22520||12 miles|
|Westmoreland Circuit Court||Montross||Virginia 22520||12 miles|
|Westmoreland General District Court||Montross||Virginia 22520||12 miles|
|King William Circuit Court||King William||Virginia 23086||18 miles|
|King William General District Court||King William||Virginia 23086||18 miles|
|King William Magistrate Court||King William||Virginia 23086||18 miles|
|King and Queen Circuit Court||King and Queen Court House||Virginia 23085||19 miles|
|King and Queen County Court||King and Queen Court House||Virginia 23085||19 miles|
|King and Queen Magistrate Court||King and Queen Court House||Virginia 23085||19 miles|
|Caroline General District Court||Bowling Green||Virginia 22427||23 miles|
|Bowling Green Magistrate Court||Bowling Green||Virginia 22427||23 miles|
|Caroline Circuit Court||Bowling Green||Virginia 22427||23 miles|
|Heathsville Magistrate Court||Heathsville||Virginia 22473||25 miles|
|Northumberland General District Court||Heathsville||Virginia 22473||25 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.