Wayne County Courts

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Court Location Area
Livonia Michigan 48154
Southgate Michigan 48195
Detroit Michigan 48226
Allen Park Michigan 48101
Dearborn Michigan 48126
Ecorse Michigan 48229
Garden Michigan 48135
Highland Park Michigan 48203
Inkster Michigan 48141
Lincoln Park Michigan 48146
Plymouth Michigan 48170
Redford Michigan 48239
River Rouge Michigan 48218
Romulus Michigan 48174
Taylor Michigan 48180
Detroit Michigan 48226
Wayne Michigan 48184
Westland Michigan 48185
Trenton Michigan 48183
Wyandotte Michigan 48192

What is a court?

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.