|Fort Pierce County Court||Fort Pierce||Florida 34950||4 miles|
|St Lucie County Circuit Court||Fort Pierce||Florida 34950||4 miles|
|Indian River County Circuit Court||Vero Beach||Florida 32960||10 miles|
|Indian River County Court||Vero Beach||Florida 32960||10 miles|
|Port St. Lucie County Court||Port Saint Lucie||Florida 34986||13 miles|
|Martin County Clerk of Court and Comptroller||Stuart||Florida 34994||21 miles|
|Hobe Sound County Court||Hobe Sound||Florida 33455||33 miles|
|Indiantown County Court||Indiantown||Florida 34956||33 miles|
|Okeechobee County Court||Okeechobee||Florida 34972||35 miles|
|Melbourne County Court||Melbourne||Florida 32901||46 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.