|St. Mary Municipal Court||St. Mary||Missouri 63673||7 miles|
|Sparta Municipal Court||Steeleville||Illinois 62288||12 miles|
|Perryville Municipal Court||Perryville||Missouri 63775||12 miles|
|Perryville Circuit Court||Perryville||Missouri 63775||12 miles|
|Ste. Genevieve Circuit Court||Ste. Genevieve||Missouri 63670||13 miles|
|Ste. Genevieve Municipal Court||Ste. Genevieve||Missouri 63670||13 miles|
|Jackson County Court||Murphysboro||Illinois 62966||29 miles|
|Perry County Court||Pinckneyville||Illinois 62274||30 miles|
|Farmington Circuit Court||Farmington||Missouri 63640||33 miles|
|Farmington Municipal Court||Farmington||Missouri 63640||34 miles|
|Monroe County Circuit Court||Waterloo||Illinois 62298||35 miles|
|Fredericktown Circuit Court||Fredericktown||Missouri 63645||35 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.