|Carteret County Court||Beaufort||North Carolina 28516||11 miles|
|Carteret District Court||Beaufort||North Carolina 28516||11 miles|
|Craven County Court||New Bern||North Carolina 28560||31 miles|
|Craven District Court||New Bern||North Carolina 28560||31 miles|
|Pamlico County Court||Bayboro||North Carolina 28515||31 miles|
|Pamlico District Court||Bayboro||North Carolina 28515||31 miles|
|Onslow County Court||Jacksonville||North Carolina 28540||34 miles|
|Onslow District Court||Jacksonville||North Carolina 28540||34 miles|
|Jones County Court||Trenton||North Carolina 28585||39 miles|
|Jones District Court||Trenton||North Carolina 28585||39 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.