|Wellsville Municipal Court||Wellsville||Missouri 63384||9 miles|
|Montgomery City Municipal Court||Montgomery||Missouri 63361||11 miles|
|Montgomery City Circuit Court||Montgomery||Missouri 63361||11 miles|
|Martinsburg Municipal Court||Martinsburg||Missouri 65264||13 miles|
|Vandalia Municipal Court||Vandalia||Missouri 63382||13 miles|
|New Florence Municipal Court||New Florence||Missouri 63363||15 miles|
|Curryville Municipal Court||Curryville||Missouri 63339||16 miles|
|Bowling Green Circuit Court||Bowling Green||Missouri 63334||19 miles|
|Bowling Green Municipal Court||Bowling Green||Missouri 63334||19 miles|
|Mexico Municipal Court||Mexico||Missouri 65265||25 miles|
|Mexico Circuit Court||Mexico||Missouri 65265||25 miles|
|Frankford Municipal Court||Frankford||Missouri 63441||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.