|Venice Circuit Court||Venice||Florida 34293||8 miles|
|Venice County Court||Venice||Florida 34293||8 miles|
|Einstein City Court||North Port||Florida 34291||14 miles|
|Sarasota Circuit Court||Sarasota||Florida 34237||14 miles|
|Sarasota County Court||Sarasota||Florida 34237||14 miles|
|Sarasota County Justice Center Circuit Court||Sarasota||Florida 34237||14 miles|
|Manatee Circuit Court||Bradenton||Florida 34205||25 miles|
|Manatee County Court||Bradenton||Florida 34205||25 miles|
|Charlotte Circuit Court||Punta Gorda||Florida 33950||29 miles|
|Charlotte County Court||Punta Gorda||Florida 33950||29 miles|
|De Soto County Court||Arcadia||Florida 34266||36 miles|
|DeSoto Circuit Court||Arcadia||Florida 34266||37 miles|
|St. Petersburg Circuit Court||St. Petersburg||Florida 33701||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.