|Charleston Circuit Court||Charleston||Missouri 63834|
|Charleston Municipal Court||Charleston||Missouri 63834|
|Alexander County Court||Cairo||Illinois 62914||8 miles|
|Ballard County District Court||Wickliffe||Kentucky 42087||11 miles|
|East Prairie Municipal Court||East Prairie||Missouri 63845||11 miles|
|Pulaski County Circuit Clerk||Mound||Illinois 62963||14 miles|
|Carlisle County District Court||Bardwell||Kentucky 42023||15 miles|
|Sikeston Municipal Court||Sikeston||Missouri 63801||18 miles|
|Matthews Municipal Court||Matthews||Missouri 63867||20 miles|
|Benton Circuit Court||Benton||Missouri 63736||20 miles|
|Hickman County District Court||Clinton||Kentucky 42031||23 miles|
|Morehouse Municipal Court||Morehouse||Missouri 63868||23 miles|
|Fulton County District Court||Hickman||Kentucky 42050||24 miles|
|Scott City Municipal Court||Scott||Missouri 63780||25 miles|
|Canalou Municipal Court||Canalou||Missouri 63828||25 miles|
|New Madrid Circuit Court||New Madrid||Missouri 63869||27 miles|
|New Madrid Municipal Court||New Madrid||Missouri 63869||27 miles|
|Chaffee Municipal Court||Chaffee||Missouri 63740||28 miles|
|Lilbourn Municipal Court||Lilbourn||Missouri 63862||29 miles|
|Howardville Municipal Court||New Madrid||Missouri 63869||30 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.