|Faulkton Circuit Court||Faulkton||South Dakota 57438||21 miles|
|Circuit Court Reporters||Ipswich||South Dakota 57451||26 miles|
|Gettysburg Circuit Court||Gettysburg||South Dakota 57442||28 miles|
|Selby Circuit Court||Selby||South Dakota 57472||34 miles|
|Leola Circuit Court||Leola||South Dakota 57456||43 miles|
|Mound City Circuit Court||Mound City||South Dakota 57646||46 miles|
|Onida Circuit Court||Onida||South Dakota 57564||46 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.