|Kingston Circuit Court||Kingston||Missouri 64650||7 miles|
|Lawson Municipal Court||Lawson||Missouri 64062||12 miles|
|Braymer Municipal Court||Braymer||Missouri 64624||13 miles|
|Hamilton Municipal Court||Hamilton||Missouri 64644||14 miles|
|Lathrop Municipal Court||Lathrop||Missouri 64465||16 miles|
|Cameron Municipal Court||Cameron||Missouri 64429||17 miles|
|Excelsior Springs Court||Excelsior Springs||Missouri 64024||17 miles|
|Holt Municipal Court||Holt||Missouri 64048||17 miles|
|Richmond Circuit Court||Richmond||Missouri 64085||19 miles|
|Richmond Municipal Court||Richmond||Missouri 64085||19 miles|
|Mosby Municipal Court||Mosby||Missouri 64024||21 miles|
|Kearney Municipal Court||Kearney||Missouri 64060||21 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.