|Lamar Municipal Court||Lamar||Missouri 64759||12 miles|
|Barton County Circuit Court||Lamar||Missouri 64759||12 miles|
|Greenfield Circuit Court||Greenfield||Missouri 65661||14 miles|
|Greenfield Municipal Court||Greenfield||Missouri 65661||14 miles|
|Miller Municipal Court||Miller||Missouri 65707||19 miles|
|Carthage Circuit Court||Carthage||Missouri 64836||19 miles|
|Carthage Municipal Court||Carthage||Missouri 64836||19 miles|
|Oronogo Municipal Court||Oronogo||Missouri 64855||25 miles|
|Mt. Vernon Circuit Court||Mount Vernon||Missouri 65712||25 miles|
|Mount Vernon Municipal Court||Mount Vernon||Missouri 65712||25 miles|
|Carterville City Collector||Carterville||Missouri 64835||25 miles|
|Stockton Municipal Court||Stockton||Missouri 65785||27 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.