|Jersey County Board||Jerseyville||Illinois 62052||13 miles|
|Calhoun County Court||Hardin||Illinois 62047||15 miles|
|Elsberry Municipal Court||Elsberry||Missouri 63343||22 miles|
|Scott County Court||Winchester||Illinois 62694||23 miles|
|Foley Municipal Court||Foley||Missouri 63347||25 miles|
|Winfield Municipal Court||Winfield||Missouri 63389||28 miles|
|Macoupin County Court||Carlinville||Illinois 62626||28 miles|
|Pike County Court||Pittsfield||Illinois 62363||30 miles|
|Old Monroe Municipal Court||Old Monroe||Missouri 63369||31 miles|
|Morgan County Court||Jacksonville||Illinois 62650||31 miles|
|Louisiana Municipal Court||Louisiana||Missouri 63353||36 miles|
|Hazelwood Municipal Court||Hazelwood||Missouri 63042||36 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.