|Pleasant Hope Municipal Court||Pleasant Hope||Missouri 65725||8 miles|
|Strafford Municipal Court||Strafford||Missouri 65757||8 miles|
|Springfield Circuit Court||Springfield||Missouri 65802||14 miles|
|Springfield Municipal Court||Springfield||Missouri 65806||14 miles|
|Marshfield Circuit Court||Marshfield||Missouri 65706||14 miles|
|Marshfield Municipal Court||Marshfield||Missouri 65706||14 miles|
|Willard Municipal Court||Willard||Missouri 65781||16 miles|
|Buffalo Circuit Court||Buffalo||Missouri 65622||18 miles|
|Rogersville Municipal Court||Rogersville||Missouri 65742||19 miles|
|Fordland Municipal Court||Fordland||Missouri 65652||20 miles|
|Bolivar Municipal Court||Bolivar||Missouri 65613||21 miles|
|Bolivar Circuit Court||Bolivar||Missouri 65613||21 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.