|California Circuit Court||California||Missouri 65018||1 miles|
|Clarksburg Municipal Court||Clarksburg||Missouri 65025||6 miles|
|Jamestown Municipal Court||Jamestown||Missouri 65046||11 miles|
|Tipton Municipal Court||Tipton||Missouri 65081||12 miles|
|Eldon Municipal Court||Eldon||Missouri 65026||19 miles|
|Versailles Circuit Court||Versailles||Missouri 65084||20 miles|
|Versailles Municipal Court||Versailles||Missouri 65084||20 miles|
|Jefferson City Municipal Court||Jefferson||Missouri 65101||22 miles|
|Jefferson City Circuit Court||Jefferson||Missouri 65101||22 miles|
|Holts Summit Municipal Court||Holts Summit||Missouri 65043||23 miles|
|Columbia Municipal Court||Columbia||Missouri 65201||26 miles|
|Columbia Circuit Court||Columbia||Missouri 65201||26 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.