|Branch Justice of Peace Court||Branch||Louisiana 70516|
|Church Point Magistrate Court||Church Point||Louisiana 70525||6 miles|
|Church Point Justice of Peace Court II||Church Point||Louisiana 70525||6 miles|
|Church Point Justice of Peace Court I||Church Point||Louisiana 70525||7 miles|
|Rayne City Court||Rayne||Louisiana 70578||7 miles|
|Duson Magistrate Court||Duson||Louisiana 70529||9 miles|
|Acadia Parish Clerk of Court||Crowley||Louisiana 70526||10 miles|
|Acadia Parish Family Court||Crowley||Louisiana 70526||10 miles|
|Crowley City Court||Crowley||Louisiana 70526||10 miles|
|Cankton Justice of Peace Court||Cankton||Louisiana 70584||10 miles|
|Cankton Mayor's Court||Cankton||Louisiana 70584||11 miles|
|Scott Justice of Peace Court||Scott||Louisiana 70583||11 miles|
|Iota Justice of Peace Court||Iota||Louisiana 70543||12 miles|
|Iota Mayor's Court||Iota||Louisiana 70543||12 miles|
|Scott Mayor's Court||Scott||Louisiana 70583||13 miles|
|Eunice City Court||Eunice||Louisiana 70535||13 miles|
|Duson Justice of Peace Court||Duson||Louisiana 70529||14 miles|
|Opelousas Justice of Peace Court||Opelousas||Louisiana 70570||14 miles|
|Sunset Mayor's Court||Sunset||Louisiana 70584||14 miles|
|Carencro Mayor's Court||Carencro||Louisiana 70520||14 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.