|Massac County Circuit Court||Metropolis||Illinois 62960||12 miles|
|Pulaski County Circuit Clerk||Mound||Illinois 62963||13 miles|
|Ballard County District Court||Wickliffe||Kentucky 42087||15 miles|
|Alexander County Court||Cairo||Illinois 62914||16 miles|
|Carlisle County District Court||Bardwell||Kentucky 42023||18 miles|
|Johnson County Court||Vienna||Illinois 62995||19 miles|
|McCracken County District Court||Paducah||Kentucky 42003||19 miles|
|Charleston Circuit Court||Charleston||Missouri 63834||27 miles|
|Charleston Municipal Court||Charleston||Missouri 63834||27 miles|
|Union County Courthouse||Jonesboro||Illinois 62952||28 miles|
|Pope County Court||Golconda||Illinois 62938||29 miles|
|Livingston County District Court||Smithland||Kentucky 42081||30 miles|
|Scott City Municipal Court||Scott||Missouri 63780||32 miles|
|Graves County District Court||Mayfield||Kentucky 42066||33 miles|
|Hickman County District Court||Clinton||Kentucky 42031||33 miles|
|Benton Circuit Court||Benton||Missouri 63736||34 miles|
|East Prairie Municipal Court||East Prairie||Missouri 63845||35 miles|
|Marshall County District Court||Benton||Kentucky 42025||38 miles|
|Chaffee Municipal Court||Chaffee||Missouri 63740||39 miles|
|Sikeston Municipal Court||Sikeston||Missouri 63801||40 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.