|Harlan District Court||Harlan||Iowa 51537||6 miles|
|Audubon District Court||Audubon||Iowa 50025||17 miles|
|Denison District Court||Denison||Iowa 51442||21 miles|
|Atlantic District Court||Atlantic||Iowa 50022||26 miles|
|Logan District Court||Logan||Iowa 51546||28 miles|
|Carroll District Court||Carroll||Iowa 51401||31 miles|
|Guthrie Center District Court||Guthrie Center||Iowa 50115||40 miles|
|Ida Grove District Court||Ida Grove||Iowa 51445||44 miles|
|Pottawattamie County Clerk-Court||Council Bluffs||Iowa 51501||44 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.