|Jefferson County Municipal Court||Hillsboro||Missouri 63050||6 miles|
|Hillsboro Circuit Court||Hillsboro||Missouri 63050||6 miles|
|Hillsboro Municipal Court||Hillsboro||Missouri 63050||6 miles|
|Festus Municipal Court||Festus||Missouri 63028||10 miles|
|Crystal City Municipal Court||Crystal||Missouri 63019||11 miles|
|Herculaneum Municipal Court||Herculaneum||Missouri 63048||13 miles|
|Pevely Municipal Court||Pevely||Missouri 63070||13 miles|
|Bonne Terre Municipal Court||Bonne Terre||Missouri 63628||15 miles|
|Desloge Municipal Court||Desloge||Missouri 63601||19 miles|
|Kimmswick Municipal Court||Imperial||Missouri 63052||19 miles|
|Potosi Circuit Court||Potosi||Missouri 63664||19 miles|
|Potosi Municipal Court||Potosi||Missouri 63664||19 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.