|Hamlin County Circuit Ct Clerk||Hayti||South Dakota 57241|
|Watertown Circuit Court||Watertown||South Dakota 57201||17 miles|
|DeSmet Circuit Court||De Smet||South Dakota 57231||25 miles|
|Clear Lake Circuit Court||Clear Lake||South Dakota 57226||26 miles|
|Clark Circuit Court||Clark||South Dakota 57225||30 miles|
|Brookings Circuit Court||Brookings||South Dakota 57006||31 miles|
|Madison Circuit Court||Madison||South Dakota 57042||45 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.