|El Cajon Superior Court||El Cajon||California 92020||25 miles|
|Chula Vista Superior Court||Chula Vista||California 91910||26 miles|
|San Diego Criminal Court||San Diego||California 92101||33 miles|
|San Diego Superior Court||San Diego||California 92101||33 miles|
|San Diego Juvenile Court||San Diego||California 92123||34 miles|
|Kearny Mesa Traffic Court||San Diego||California 92123||34 miles|
|Ramona Superior Court||Ramona||California 92065||35 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.