|Brookings Circuit Court||Brookings||South Dakota 57006|
|Flandreau Circuit Court||Flandreau||South Dakota 57028||20 miles|
|Madison Circuit Court||Madison||South Dakota 57042||26 miles|
|Lincoln County Court||Ivanhoe||Minnesota 56142||29 miles|
|Pipestone County Court||Pipestone||Minnesota 56164||31 miles|
|Clear Lake Circuit Court||Clear Lake||South Dakota 57226||32 miles|
|Hamlin County Circuit Ct Clerk||Hayti||South Dakota 57241||32 miles|
|DeSmet Circuit Court||De Smet||South Dakota 57231||38 miles|
|Howard Circuit Court||Howard||South Dakota 57349||42 miles|
|Watertown Circuit Court||Watertown||South Dakota 57201||44 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.