|St. Peters Ordinance Court||St. Peters||Missouri 63376||3 miles|
|Dardenne Prairie Municipal Court||Dardenne Prairie||Missouri 63368||4 miles|
|St. Peters Municipal Court||St. Peters||Missouri 63376||5 miles|
|Cottleville Municipal Court||Cottleville||Missouri 63304||5 miles|
|Lake St. Louis Municipal Court||Lake Saint Louis||Missouri 63367||5 miles|
|Weldon Spring Municipal Court||Weldon Spring||Missouri 63304||7 miles|
|Old Monroe Municipal Court||Old Monroe||Missouri 63369||9 miles|
|Wentzville Municipal Court||Wentzville||Missouri 63385||9 miles|
|St. Charles Municipal Court||St. Charles||Missouri 63303||9 miles|
|St. Charles Circuit Court||St. Charles||Missouri 63301||12 miles|
|New Melle Municipal Court||New Melle||Missouri 63365||12 miles|
|Chesterfield Municipal Court||Chesterfield||Missouri 63017||13 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.