|Pleasant Valley Municipal Court||Pleasant Valley||Missouri 64068|
|Claycomo Municipal Court||Kansas||Missouri 64119||2 miles|
|Liberty Circuit Court||Liberty||Missouri 64068||4 miles|
|Liberty Municipal Court||Liberty||Missouri 64068||4 miles|
|Randolph Municipal Court||Randolph||Missouri 64161||4 miles|
|Gladstone Municipal Court||Kansas||Missouri 64118||5 miles|
|Oakview Municipal Court||Kansas||Missouri 64118||5 miles|
|Sugar Creek Municipal Court||Sugar Creek||Missouri 64054||7 miles|
|Northmoor Municipal Court||Northmoor||Missouri 64151||7 miles|
|North Kansas City Municipal Court||North Kansas||Missouri 64116||7 miles|
|Riverside Municipal Court||Riverside||Missouri 64150||8 miles|
|Houston Lake Municipal Court||Houston Lake||Missouri 64151||8 miles|
|Lake Waukomis Municipal Court||Lake Waukomis||Missouri 64151||8 miles|
|Independence Circuit Court||Independence||Missouri 64050||9 miles|
|Jackson County Municipal Court||Independence||Missouri 64050||9 miles|
|Independence Municipal Court||Independence||Missouri 64050||9 miles|
|Platte Woods Municipal Court||Platte Woods||Missouri 64151||9 miles|
|Kansas City Municipal Court||Kansas||Missouri 64106||10 miles|
|Kansas City Circuit Court||Kansas||Missouri 64106||10 miles|
|Kansas City Criminal Court||Kansas||Missouri 64106||10 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.