|Howard Circuit Court||Howard||South Dakota 57349||4 miles|
|Salem Circuit Court||Salem||South Dakota 57058||22 miles|
|Madison Circuit Court||Madison||South Dakota 57042||24 miles|
|Alexandria Circuit Court||Alexandria||South Dakota 57311||26 miles|
|DeSmet Circuit Court||De Smet||South Dakota 57231||26 miles|
|Mitchell Circuit Court||Mitchell||South Dakota 57301||29 miles|
|Woonsocket Circuit Court||Woonsocket||South Dakota 57385||34 miles|
|Huron Circuit Court||Huron||South Dakota 57350||40 miles|
|Brookings Circuit Court||Brookings||South Dakota 57006||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.