|Clallam County District Court I||Port Angeles||Washington 98362|
|Clallam Superior Court||Port Angeles||Washington 98362|
|Jefferson County Court||Port Townsend||Washington 98368||31 miles|
|Jefferson Superior Court||Port Townsend||Washington 98368||31 miles|
|San Juan County Court||Friday Harbor||Washington 98250||35 miles|
|San Juan Superior Court||Friday Harbor||Washington 98250||35 miles|
|Island County Superior Court||Coupeville||Washington 98239||36 miles|
|Island County Court||Oak Harbor||Washington 98277||39 miles|
|Clallam County District Court II||Forks||Washington 98331||45 miles|
|Poulsbo Municipal Court||Poulsbo||Washington 98370||46 miles|
|Anacortes Municipal Court||Anacortes||Washington 98221||47 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.