|South Walton County Court||Santa Rosa Beach||Florida 32459||10 miles|
|Shalimar Circuit Court||Shalimar||Florida 32579||15 miles|
|Shalimar County Court||Shalimar||Florida 32579||15 miles|
|Walton County Court||DeFuniak Springs||Florida 32433||26 miles|
|Walton County Circuit Court||DeFuniak Springs||Florida 32433||27 miles|
|Okaloosa County Court||Crestview||Florida 32536||29 miles|
|Florala Courthouse||Florala||Alabama 36442||43 miles|
|Lockhart Courthouse||Florala||Alabama 36442||43 miles|
|Bay County Circuit Court||Panama||Florida 32401||44 miles|
|Bay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller||Panama||Florida 32401||44 miles|
|Santa Rosa County Circuit Court||Milton||Florida 32570||44 miles|
|Santa Rosa County Court||Milton||Florida 32570||44 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.