|Monroe County Circuit Court||Waterloo||Illinois 62298||9 miles|
|St Clair County Circuit Court||Belleville||Illinois 62220||15 miles|
|Kimmswick Municipal Court||Imperial||Missouri 63052||20 miles|
|Herculaneum Municipal Court||Herculaneum||Missouri 63048||21 miles|
|Crystal City Municipal Court||Crystal||Missouri 63019||21 miles|
|Pevely Municipal Court||Pevely||Missouri 63070||22 miles|
|Arnold Municipal Court||Arnold||Missouri 63010||22 miles|
|Ste. Genevieve Circuit Court||Ste. Genevieve||Missouri 63670||23 miles|
|Festus Municipal Court||Festus||Missouri 63028||23 miles|
|Ste. Genevieve Municipal Court||Ste. Genevieve||Missouri 63670||23 miles|
|St. Louis County Municipal Court South||St. Louis||Missouri 63129||23 miles|
|Bella Villa City Hall||St. Louis||Missouri 63125||23 miles|
|Lakeshire Municipal Court||St. Louis||Missouri 63123||25 miles|
|St. Louis Municipal Court||St. Louis||Missouri 63103||25 miles|
|Grantwood Village Municipal Court||St. Louis||Missouri 63123||25 miles|
|Mackenzie Municipal Court||St. Louis||Missouri 63123||26 miles|
|Marlborough Municipal Court||St. Louis||Missouri 63119||26 miles|
|St. Louis Circuit Court||St. Louis||Missouri 63101||27 miles|
|Shrewsbury Municipal Court||St. Louis||Missouri 63119||27 miles|
|Sparta Municipal Court||Steeleville||Illinois 62288||27 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.