|Massac County Circuit Court||Metropolis||Illinois 62960||9 miles|
|Livingston County District Court||Smithland||Kentucky 42081||11 miles|
|Pope County Court||Golconda||Illinois 62938||21 miles|
|Marshall County District Court||Benton||Kentucky 42025||21 miles|
|Graves County District Court||Mayfield||Kentucky 42066||24 miles|
|Carlisle County District Court||Bardwell||Kentucky 42023||26 miles|
|Johnson County Court||Vienna||Illinois 62995||28 miles|
|Ballard County District Court||Wickliffe||Kentucky 42087||28 miles|
|Lyon County District Court||Eddyville||Kentucky 42038||28 miles|
|Hardin County Circuit Court||Elizabethtown||Illinois 62931||30 miles|
|Pulaski County Circuit Clerk||Mound||Illinois 62963||31 miles|
|Alexander County Court||Cairo||Illinois 62914||32 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.