|Jackson County Municipal Court||Independence||Missouri 64050||0 miles|
|Independence Municipal Court||Independence||Missouri 64050||0 miles|
|Sugar Creek Municipal Court||Sugar Creek||Missouri 64054||2 miles|
|Raytown Municipal Court||Raytown||Missouri 64133||6 miles|
|Randolph Municipal Court||Randolph||Missouri 64161||6 miles|
|Lake Tapawingo Municipal Court||Lake Tapawingo||Missouri 64015||8 miles|
|Kansas City Criminal Court||Kansas||Missouri 64106||8 miles|
|Kansas City Municipal Court||Kansas||Missouri 64106||8 miles|
|Kansas City Circuit Court||Kansas||Missouri 64106||9 miles|
|Claycomo Municipal Court||Kansas||Missouri 64119||9 miles|
|North Kansas City Municipal Court||North Kansas||Missouri 64116||9 miles|
|Pleasant Valley Municipal Court||Pleasant Valley||Missouri 64068||9 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.