|Lancaster Circuit Court||Lancaster||Missouri 63548|
|Lancaster Municipal Court||Lancaster||Missouri 63548|
|Bloomfield District Court||Bloomfield||Iowa 52537||17 miles|
|Memphis Circuit Court||Memphis||Missouri 63555||20 miles|
|District Court||Centerville||Iowa 52544||23 miles|
|Kirksville Circuit Court||Kirksville||Missouri 63501||23 miles|
|Kirksville Municipal Court||Kirksville||Missouri 63501||23 miles|
|Unionville Circuit Court||Unionville||Missouri 63565||26 miles|
|Edina Circuit Court||Edina||Missouri 63537||26 miles|
|Keosauqua District Court||Keosauqua||Iowa 52565||33 miles|
|Ottumwa District Court||Ottumwa||Iowa 52501||35 miles|
|La Plata City Administrator||La Plata||Missouri 63549||35 miles|
|Albia District Court||Albia||Iowa 52531||37 miles|
|Milan Circuit Court||Milan||Missouri 63556||38 miles|
|Kahoka Municipal Court||Kahoka||Missouri 63445||43 miles|
|Kahoka Circuit Court||Kahoka||Missouri 63445||43 miles|
|Corydon District Court||Corydon||Iowa 50060||44 miles|
|Fairfield District Court||Fairfield||Iowa 52556||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.