|La Crosse County Municipal Court||La Crosse||Wisconsin 54601|
|Monroe County Municipal Court||Sparta||Wisconsin 54656||19 miles|
|Vernon County Circuit Court||Viroqua||Wisconsin 54665||21 miles|
|Houston County Court||Caledonia||Minnesota 55921||21 miles|
|Winona County Court||Winona||Minnesota 55987||30 miles|
|Jackson County Circuit Court||Black River Falls||Wisconsin 54615||36 miles|
|Trempealeau County Circuit Court||Whitehall||Wisconsin 54773||40 miles|
|Waukon District Court||Waukon||Iowa 52172||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.