|Bismarck Municipal Court||Bismarck||Missouri 63624|
|Bonne Terre Municipal Court||Bonne Terre||Missouri 63628|
|Desloge Municipal Court||Desloge||Missouri 63601|
|Farmington Circuit Court||Farmington||Missouri 63640|
|Farmington Municipal Court||Farmington||Missouri 63640|
|Iron Mountain Lake Municipal Court||Bismarck||Missouri 63624|
|Leadington Municipal Court||Leadington||Missouri 63601|
|Leadwood Municipal Court||Leadwood||Missouri 63653|
|Park Hills Municipal Court||Park Hills||Missouri 63601|
|Ironton Circuit Court||Ironton||Missouri 63650||17 miles|
|Potosi Municipal Court||Potosi||Missouri 63664||19 miles|
|Potosi Circuit Court||Potosi||Missouri 63664||19 miles|
|Fredericktown Municipal Court||Fredericktown||Missouri 63645||20 miles|
|Fredericktown Circuit Court||Fredericktown||Missouri 63645||20 miles|
|DeSoto Municipal Court||De Soto||Missouri 63020||23 miles|
|Ste. Genevieve Municipal Court||Ste. Genevieve||Missouri 63670||26 miles|
|Ste. Genevieve Circuit Court||Ste. Genevieve||Missouri 63670||26 miles|
|Festus Municipal Court||Festus||Missouri 63028||29 miles|
|Crystal City Municipal Court||Crystal||Missouri 63019||29 miles|
|St. Mary Municipal Court||St. Mary||Missouri 63673||29 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.