|Lakeland Justice of Peace Court||Lakeland||Louisiana 70752||4 miles|
|Jarreau Justice of Peace Court||Jarreau||Louisiana 70749||6 miles|
|Ventress Justice of Peace Court||Ventress||Louisiana 70783||9 miles|
|Pointe Coupee District Court||New Roads||Louisiana 70760||10 miles|
|New Roads Mayor's Court||New Roads||Louisiana 70760||10 miles|
|New Roads Justice of Peace Court I||New Roads||Louisiana 70760||10 miles|
|New Roads Justice of Peace Court II||New Roads||Louisiana 70760||10 miles|
|Baker Clerk of Court||Baker||Louisiana 70714||11 miles|
|Rosedale Mayor's Court||Rosedale||Louisiana 70772||11 miles|
|New Roads Justice of Peace Court III||New Roads||Louisiana 70760||11 miles|
|Iberville Parish Family Court||Port Allen||Louisiana 70767||11 miles|
|Point Coupee Parish Family Court||Port Allen||Louisiana 70767||11 miles|
|East Baton Rouge Parish||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70807||12 miles|
|Maringouin Justice of Peace Court||Maringouin||Louisiana 70757||12 miles|
|Maringouin Mayor's Court||Maringouin||Louisiana 70757||12 miles|
|Grosse Tete Mayor's Court||Grosse Tete||Louisiana 70740||12 miles|
|Livonia Mayor's Court||Livonia||Louisiana 70755||12 miles|
|Livonia Justice of Peace Court||Livonia||Louisiana 70755||12 miles|
|Zachary City Court||Zachary||Louisiana 70791||13 miles|
|Baton Rouge City Court I||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70802||13 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.