|Belle Municipal Court||Belle||West Virginia 25015|
|Cedar Grove Municipal Court||Cedar Grove||West Virginia 25039|
|Charleston Circuit Court||Charleston||West Virginia 25301|
|Charleston Municipal Court||Charleston||West Virginia 25301|
|Chesapeake Municipal Court||Chesapeake||West Virginia 25315|
|Clendenin Municipal Court||Clendenin||West Virginia 25045|
|Dunbar Municipal Court||Dunbar||West Virginia 25064|
|East Bank City Hall||East Bank||West Virginia 25067|
|Glasgow Municipal Court||Glasgow||West Virginia 25086|
|Handley Municipal Court||Handley||West Virginia 25102|
|Kanawha County Magistrate Court||Charleston||West Virginia 25301|
|Marmet Municipal Court||Marmet||West Virginia 25315|
|Montgomery Municipal Court||Montgomery||West Virginia 25136|
|Nitro Municipal Court||Nitro||West Virginia 25143|
|Pratt Municipal Court||Hansford||West Virginia 25103|
|South Charleston Municipal Court||South Charleston||West Virginia 25303|
|St. Albans Municipal Court||St. Albans||West Virginia 25177|
|Smithers Municipal Court||Smithers||West Virginia 25186||16 miles|
|Poca Municipal Court||Poca||West Virginia 25159||19 miles|
|Gauley Bridge Municipal Court||Gauley Bridge||West Virginia 25085||21 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.