|Kennebec Circuit Court||Kennebec||South Dakota 57544||23 miles|
|Highmore Circuit Court||Highmore||South Dakota 57345||25 miles|
|Buffalo Circuit Court I||Chamberlain||South Dakota 57325||28 miles|
|Chamberlain Circuit Court||Chamberlain||South Dakota 57325||28 miles|
|Miller Circuit Court||Miller||South Dakota 57362||39 miles|
|Pierre Circuit Court||Pierre||South Dakota 57501||40 miles|
|Ft Pierre Circuit Court||Fort Pierre||South Dakota 57532||40 miles|
|Onida Circuit Court||Onida||South Dakota 57564||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.