|Helena Court||Helena||Montana 59601||5 miles|
|East Helena City Court||East Helena||Montana 59635||8 miles|
|Jefferson County Court||Boulder||Montana 59632||29 miles|
|Jefferson County Justice-Peace||Boulder||Montana 59632||29 miles|
|Townsend Court||Townsend||Montana 59644||35 miles|
|Powell Court||Deer Lodge||Montana 59722||37 miles|
|Cascade City Court||Cascade||Montana 59421||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.