|Knoxville District Court||Knoxville||Iowa 50138|
|Chariton District Court||Chariton||Iowa 50049||22 miles|
|Oskaloosa District Court||Oskaloosa||Iowa 52577||24 miles|
|Indianola District Court||Indianola||Iowa 50125||24 miles|
|Albia District Court||Albia||Iowa 52531||24 miles|
|Newton District Court||Newton||Iowa 50208||28 miles|
|Des Moines District Court||Des Moines||Iowa 50309||33 miles|
|Montezuma District Court||Montezuma||Iowa 50171||36 miles|
|Osceola District Court||Osceola||Iowa 50213||39 miles|
|Corydon District Court||Corydon||Iowa 50060||39 miles|
|District Court||Centerville||Iowa 52544||41 miles|
|Ottumwa District Court||Ottumwa||Iowa 52501||41 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.