|Fredericktown Municipal Court||Fredericktown||Missouri 63645||0 miles|
|Farmington Municipal Court||Farmington||Missouri 63640||17 miles|
|Farmington Circuit Court||Farmington||Missouri 63640||17 miles|
|Ironton Circuit Court||Ironton||Missouri 63650||18 miles|
|Iron Mountain Lake Municipal Court||Bismarck||Missouri 63624||20 miles|
|Leadington Municipal Court||Leadington||Missouri 63601||22 miles|
|Bismarck Municipal Court||Bismarck||Missouri 63624||23 miles|
|Park Hills Municipal Court||Park Hills||Missouri 63601||24 miles|
|Marble Hill Circuit Court||Marble Hill||Missouri 63764||25 miles|
|Desloge Municipal Court||Desloge||Missouri 63601||25 miles|
|Perryville Municipal Court||Perryville||Missouri 63775||26 miles|
|Perryville Circuit Court||Perryville||Missouri 63775||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.