|Elkader District Court||Elkader||Iowa 52043||7 miles|
|Manchester District Court||Manchester||Iowa 52057||19 miles|
|Crawford County Circuit Court||Prairie du Chien||Wisconsin 53821||24 miles|
|West Union District Court||West Union||Iowa 52175||26 miles|
|Independence District Court||Independence||Iowa 50644||34 miles|
|Grant County Circuit Court||Lancaster||Wisconsin 53813||34 miles|
|Waukon District Court||Waukon||Iowa 52172||36 miles|
|Dubuque District Court||Dubuque||Iowa 52001||40 miles|
|Decorah District Court||Decorah||Iowa 52101||43 miles|
|Anamosa District Court||Anamosa||Iowa 52205||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.