|Pierce County Superior Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402||15 miles|
|Tacoma Municipal Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402||15 miles|
|Pierce County District Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402||15 miles|
|Tennis Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402||15 miles|
|Lacey Traffic Court||Lacey||Washington 98503||15 miles|
|Olympia Municipal Court||Olympia||Washington 98501||16 miles|
|Mason District Court||Shelton||Washington 98584||16 miles|
|Mason Superior Court||Shelton||Washington 98584||16 miles|
|Shelton Municipal Court||Shelton||Washington 98584||17 miles|
|Thurston County Court||Olympia||Washington 98502||17 miles|
|Thurston Superior Court||Olympia||Washington 98502||17 miles|
|Fife Municipal Court||Fife||Washington 98424||18 miles|
|Tumwater Municipal Court||Tumwater||Washington 98501||20 miles|
|Kitsap County Probation Department||Port Orchard||Washington 98366||20 miles|
|Kitsap Superior Court||Port Orchard||Washington 98366||20 miles|
|Port Orchard Municipal Court||Port Orchard||Washington 98366||20 miles|
|Federal Way Municipal Court||Federal Way||Washington 98003||20 miles|
|Bremerton Municipal Court||Bremerton||Washington 98337||22 miles|
|Yelm Municipal Court||Yelm||Washington 98597||23 miles|
|Des Moines Municipal Court||Des Moines||Washington 98198||23 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.