|Louisiana Municipal Court||Louisiana||Missouri 63353||17 miles|
|Scott County Court||Winchester||Illinois 62694||19 miles|
|Brown County Court||Mount Sterling||Illinois 62353||26 miles|
|Bowling Green Circuit Court||Bowling Green||Missouri 63334||28 miles|
|Bowling Green Municipal Court||Bowling Green||Missouri 63334||28 miles|
|Frankford Municipal Court||Frankford||Missouri 63441||29 miles|
|Greene County Court||Carrollton||Illinois 62016||30 miles|
|Hannibal Municipal Court||Hannibal||Missouri 63401||30 miles|
|Elsberry Municipal Court||Elsberry||Missouri 63343||30 miles|
|Hannibal Circuit Court||Hannibal||Missouri 63401||30 miles|
|New London Circuit Court||New London||Missouri 63459||32 miles|
|Morgan County Court||Jacksonville||Illinois 62650||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.