|Lake Superior Court||Lakeport||California 95453||3 miles|
|Clearlake Superior Court||Clearlake||California 95422||15 miles|
|Superior Court Services||Ukiah||California 95482||20 miles|
|Sonoma Superior Court||Santa Rosa||California 95403||38 miles|
|Willits Superior Court||Willits||California 95490||38 miles|
|Santa Rosa Superior Court||Santa Rosa||California 95403||39 miles|
|Sonoma Juvenile Court||Santa Rosa||California 95409||42 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.