|Morehouse Municipal Court||Morehouse||Missouri 63868||6 miles|
|Matthews Municipal Court||Matthews||Missouri 63867||7 miles|
|Sikeston Municipal Court||Sikeston||Missouri 63801||10 miles|
|Lilbourn Municipal Court||Lilbourn||Missouri 63862||12 miles|
|Parma Municipal Court||Parma||Missouri 63870||12 miles|
|Howardville Municipal Court||New Madrid||Missouri 63869||14 miles|
|New Madrid Circuit Court||New Madrid||Missouri 63869||15 miles|
|New Madrid Municipal Court||New Madrid||Missouri 63869||15 miles|
|Risco Municipal Court||Risco||Missouri 63874||16 miles|
|Bloomfield Circuit Court||Bloomfield||Missouri 63825||16 miles|
|East Prairie Municipal Court||East Prairie||Missouri 63845||17 miles|
|Marston Municipal Court||Marston||Missouri 63866||17 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.