|Cedar Rapids District Court||Cedar Rapids||Iowa 52401||7 miles|
|Vinton District Court||Vinton||Iowa 52349||19 miles|
|Anamosa District Court||Anamosa||Iowa 52205||20 miles|
|Marengo District Court||Marengo||Iowa 52301||28 miles|
|Independence District Court||Independence||Iowa 50644||29 miles|
|Iowa City District Court||Iowa||Iowa 52240||30 miles|
|Manchester District Court||Manchester||Iowa 52057||30 miles|
|Tipton District Court||Tipton||Iowa 52772||35 miles|
|Waterloo District Court||Waterloo||Iowa 50703||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.