|Independence Circuit Court||Independence||Missouri 64050||6 miles|
|Jackson County Municipal Court||Independence||Missouri 64050||6 miles|
|Independence Municipal Court||Independence||Missouri 64050||6 miles|
|Sugar Creek Municipal Court||Sugar Creek||Missouri 64054||7 miles|
|Lee's Summit Municipal Court||Lee's Summit||Missouri 64086||7 miles|
|Lake Tapawingo Municipal Court||Lake Tapawingo||Missouri 64015||8 miles|
|Mission Woods Municipal Court||Westwood||Kansas 66205||8 miles|
|Westwood Hills Municipal Court||Westwood||Kansas 66205||8 miles|
|Westwood Municipal Court||Westwood||Kansas 66205||8 miles|
|Kansas City Criminal Court||Kansas||Missouri 64106||8 miles|
|Kansas City Circuit Court||Kansas||Missouri 64106||8 miles|
|Kansas City Municipal Court||Kansas||Missouri 64106||8 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.