|Circuit Court Reporters||Ipswich||South Dakota 57451|
|Leola Circuit Court||Leola||South Dakota 57456||20 miles|
|Aberdeen Circuit Court||Aberdeen||South Dakota 57401||23 miles|
|Faulkton Circuit Court||Faulkton||South Dakota 57438||29 miles|
|Clerk of Courts||Redfield||South Dakota 57469||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.