|Bowling Green Municipal Court||Bowling Green||Missouri 63334||0 miles|
|Curryville Municipal Court||Curryville||Missouri 63339||8 miles|
|Louisiana Municipal Court||Louisiana||Missouri 63353||11 miles|
|Frankford Municipal Court||Frankford||Missouri 63441||12 miles|
|Vandalia Municipal Court||Vandalia||Missouri 63382||16 miles|
|Middletown Municipal Court||Middletown||Missouri 63359||19 miles|
|New London Circuit Court||New London||Missouri 63459||20 miles|
|Elsberry Municipal Court||Elsberry||Missouri 63343||25 miles|
|Hannibal Municipal Court||Hannibal||Missouri 63401||27 miles|
|Hannibal Circuit Court||Hannibal||Missouri 63401||27 miles|
|Wellsville Municipal Court||Wellsville||Missouri 63384||27 miles|
|Pike County Court||Pittsfield||Illinois 62363||28 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.