|Duplin County Court||Kenansville||North Carolina 28349||7 miles|
|Duplin District Court||Kenansville||North Carolina 28349||7 miles|
|Sampson County Court Extension||Clinton||North Carolina 28328||17 miles|
|Sampson County Court Annex||Clinton||North Carolina 28328||17 miles|
|Sampson County Clerk of Court||Clinton||North Carolina 28328||17 miles|
|Sampson County Court||Clinton||North Carolina 28328||17 miles|
|Pender County Clerk of Courts||Burgaw||North Carolina 28425||25 miles|
|Pender District Court||Burgaw||North Carolina 28425||25 miles|
|Pender County Alternate Court||Burgaw||North Carolina 28425||25 miles|
|Wayne District Court||Goldsboro||North Carolina 27530||34 miles|
|Wayne Superior Court Judge||Goldsboro||North Carolina 27530||34 miles|
|Bladen District Court||Elizabethtown||North Carolina 28337||36 miles|
|Bladen County Court||Elizabethtown||North Carolina 28337||36 miles|
|Lenoir County Court||Kinston||North Carolina 28501||37 miles|
|Lenoir District Court||Kinston||North Carolina 28501||37 miles|
|Onslow County Court||Jacksonville||North Carolina 28540||37 miles|
|Onslow District Court||Jacksonville||North Carolina 28540||37 miles|
|Jones County Court||Trenton||North Carolina 28585||41 miles|
|Jones District Court||Trenton||North Carolina 28585||41 miles|
|Harnett District Court||Dunn||North Carolina 28334||42 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.