|White Castle Mayor's Court||White Castle||Louisiana 70788||4 miles|
|Carville Justice of Peace Court||Carville||Louisiana 70721||5 miles|
|White Castle Justice of Peace Court||White Castle||Louisiana 70788||5 miles|
|Plaquemine Justice of Peace Court I||Plaquemine||Louisiana 70764||6 miles|
|Iberville Parish Clerk-Court||Plaquemine||Louisiana 70764||6 miles|
|Plaquemine City Court||Plaquemine||Louisiana 70764||6 miles|
|Plaquemine Justice of Peace Court II||Plaquemine||Louisiana 70764||6 miles|
|Saint Gabriel Mayor's Court||St. Gabriel||Louisiana 70776||6 miles|
|Ascension District Court II||Donaldsonville||Louisiana 70346||14 miles|
|Ascension Parish Clerk-Court||Donaldsonville||Louisiana 70346||14 miles|
|Donaldsonville Justice of Peace Court||Donaldsonville||Louisiana 70346||14 miles|
|Gonzales Justice of Peace Court||Gonzales||Louisiana 70737||14 miles|
|East Baton Rouge District Court II||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70816||15 miles|
|Baton Rouge City Court I||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70802||16 miles|
|Baton Rouge City Court II||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70802||16 miles|
|East Baton Rouge District Court I||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70802||16 miles|
|East Baton Rouge Family Court||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70802||16 miles|
|Ascension Parish Court||Gonzales||Louisiana 70737||16 miles|
|Ascencion District Court I||Gonzales||Louisiana 70737||16 miles|
|Point Coupee Parish Family Court||Port Allen||Louisiana 70767||17 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.