|Atchison District Court||Atchison||Kansas 66002||0 miles|
|Effingham Municipal Court||Effingham||Kansas 66023||15 miles|
|Nortonville Municipal Court||Nortonville||Kansas 66060||15 miles|
|Troy District Court||Troy||Kansas 66087||15 miles|
|Troy Municipal Court||Troy||Kansas 66087||16 miles|
|Weston Municipal Court||Weston||Missouri 64098||16 miles|
|Wathena Municipal Court||Wathena||Kansas 66090||16 miles|
|Elwood Municipal Court||Elwood||Kansas 66024||19 miles|
|Winchester Municipal Court||Winchester||Kansas 66097||19 miles|
|Dearborn Municipal Court||Dearborn||Missouri 64439||19 miles|
|St. Joseph Circuit Court||St. Joseph||Missouri 64501||20 miles|
|St. Joseph Municipal Court||St. Joseph||Missouri 64501||20 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.