|Randolph County Court||Chester||Illinois 62233||7 miles|
|Ste. Genevieve Municipal Court||Ste. Genevieve||Missouri 63670||9 miles|
|Ste. Genevieve Circuit Court||Ste. Genevieve||Missouri 63670||9 miles|
|Perryville Municipal Court||Perryville||Missouri 63775||11 miles|
|Perryville Circuit Court||Perryville||Missouri 63775||11 miles|
|Sparta Municipal Court||Steeleville||Illinois 62288||18 miles|
|Farmington Circuit Court||Farmington||Missouri 63640||27 miles|
|Farmington Municipal Court||Farmington||Missouri 63640||27 miles|
|Fredericktown Circuit Court||Fredericktown||Missouri 63645||29 miles|
|Fredericktown Municipal Court||Fredericktown||Missouri 63645||29 miles|
|Leadington Municipal Court||Leadington||Missouri 63601||30 miles|
|Park Hills Municipal Court||Park Hills||Missouri 63601||31 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.