|Parma Municipal Court||Parma||Missouri 63870||4 miles|
|Malden Municipal Court||Malden||Missouri 63863||8 miles|
|Gideon Municipal Court||Gideon||Missouri 63848||9 miles|
|Portageville Municipal Court||Portageville||Missouri 63873||11 miles|
|Lilbourn Municipal Court||Lilbourn||Missouri 63862||12 miles|
|Marston Municipal Court||Marston||Missouri 63866||12 miles|
|Howardville Municipal Court||New Madrid||Missouri 63869||12 miles|
|Wardell Municipal Court||Wardell||Missouri 63879||14 miles|
|Holcomb Municipal Court||Holcomb||Missouri 63852||15 miles|
|Canalou Municipal Court||Canalou||Missouri 63828||16 miles|
|New Madrid Municipal Court||New Madrid||Missouri 63869||16 miles|
|New Madrid Circuit Court||New Madrid||Missouri 63869||16 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.