|Modesto Juvenile Court||Modesto||California 95358||19 miles|
|Modesto Traffic Court||Modesto||California 95355||22 miles|
|Stanislaus Superior Court||Modesto||California 95354||22 miles|
|Turlock Superior Court||Turlock||California 95380||34 miles|
|Pittsburg Superior Court||Pittsburg||California 94565||35 miles|
|Superior Court||Pleasanton||California 94588||36 miles|
|Calaveras Superior Court||San Andreas||California 95249||40 miles|
|Concord Superior Court||Concord||California 94519||42 miles|
|Amador Superior Court||Jackson||California 95642||43 miles|
|Walnut Creek Superior Court||Walnut Creek||California 94596||43 miles|
|Fremont Superior Court||Fremont||California 94538||44 miles|
|Martinez Juvenile Court||Martinez||California 94553||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.