|Duquesne Municipal Court||Joplin||Missouri 64801||3 miles|
|Carterville City Collector||Carterville||Missouri 64835||4 miles|
|Webb City Municipal Court||Webb||Missouri 64870||5 miles|
|Joplin Municipal Court||Joplin||Missouri 64801||5 miles|
|Joplin Circuit Court||Joplin||Missouri 64801||6 miles|
|Oronogo Municipal Court||Oronogo||Missouri 64855||8 miles|
|Diamond Municipal Court||Diamond||Missouri 64840||8 miles|
|Carthage Municipal Court||Carthage||Missouri 64836||8 miles|
|Carthage Circuit Court||Carthage||Missouri 64836||9 miles|
|Carl Junction Municipal Court||Carl Junction||Missouri 64834||11 miles|
|Galena Municipal Court||Galena||Kansas 66739||13 miles|
|Miner Municipal Court||Granby||Missouri 64844||14 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.