|Lincoln Municipal Court||Lincoln||Missouri 65338||8 miles|
|Stover Municipal Court||Stover||Missouri 65078||12 miles|
|Greenridge Municipal Court||Green Ridge||Missouri 65332||16 miles|
|Smithton Municipal Court||Smithton||Missouri 65350||17 miles|
|Sedalia Circuit Court||Sedalia||Missouri 65301||17 miles|
|Sedalia Municipal Court||Sedalia||Missouri 65301||17 miles|
|Warsaw Circuit Court||Warsaw||Missouri 65355||18 miles|
|Warsaw Municipal Court||Warsaw||Missouri 65355||18 miles|
|Versailles Municipal Court||Versailles||Missouri 65084||20 miles|
|Versailles Circuit Court||Versailles||Missouri 65084||20 miles|
|Lamonte Municipal Court||La Monte||Missouri 65337||24 miles|
|Laurie Municipal Court||Gravois Mills||Missouri 65037||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.