|Franklin County Circuit Court||Union||Missouri 63084||0 miles|
|St. Clair Municipal Court||St. Clair||Missouri 63077||6 miles|
|Washington Municipal Court||Washington||Missouri 63090||8 miles|
|Augusta Municipal Court||Augusta||Missouri 63332||11 miles|
|Pacific Municipal Court||Pacific||Missouri 63069||13 miles|
|New Haven Municipal Court||New Haven||Missouri 63068||16 miles|
|Gerald Municipal Court||Gerald||Missouri 63037||18 miles|
|Sullivan Municipal Court||Sullivan||Missouri 63080||18 miles|
|New Melle Municipal Court||New Melle||Missouri 63365||19 miles|
|Eureka Municipal Court||Eureka||Missouri 63025||21 miles|
|Wildwood Municipal Court||Wildwood||Missouri 63040||22 miles|
|Bourbon Municipal Court||Bourbon||Missouri 65441||24 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.