|Washington County Court||Plymouth||North Carolina 27962||7 miles|
|Washington District Court||Plymouth||North Carolina 27962||7 miles|
|Chowan County Court||Edenton||North Carolina 27932||13 miles|
|Chowan District Court||Edenton||North Carolina 27932||13 miles|
|Bertie County Court||Windsor||North Carolina 27983||20 miles|
|Bertie District Court||Windsor||North Carolina 27983||20 miles|
|Tyrell County Court||Columbia||North Carolina 27925||21 miles|
|Tyrell District Court||Columbia||North Carolina 27925||21 miles|
|Perquimans County Alternate Court||Hertford||North Carolina 27944||23 miles|
|Perquimans County Court||Hertford||North Carolina 27944||23 miles|
|Perquimans District Court||Hertford||North Carolina 27944||23 miles|
|Martin County Court||Williamston||North Carolina 27892||24 miles|
|Martin County District Court Judge||Williamston||North Carolina 27892||24 miles|
|Beaufort County Court||Washington||North Carolina 27889||34 miles|
|Beaufort District Court||Washington||North Carolina 27889||34 miles|
|Hyde County Court||Swan Quarter||North Carolina 27885||36 miles|
|Hyde District Court||Swan Quarter||North Carolina 27885||36 miles|
|Pasquotank County Court||Elizabeth||North Carolina 27909||37 miles|
|Pasquotank District Court||Elizabeth||North Carolina 27909||37 miles|
|Gates District Court||Gatesville||North Carolina 27938||37 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.