|Cankton Justice of Peace Court||Cankton||Louisiana 70584|
|Cankton Mayor's Court||Cankton||Louisiana 70584|
|Carencro Mayor's Court||Carencro||Louisiana 70520||4 miles|
|Sunset Mayor's Court||Sunset||Louisiana 70584||5 miles|
|Grand Coteau Mayor's Court||Sunset||Louisiana 70584||6 miles|
|Carencro Justice of Peace Court||Carencro||Louisiana 70520||7 miles|
|Scott Mayor's Court||Scott||Louisiana 70583||7 miles|
|Church Point Magistrate Court||Church Point||Louisiana 70525||8 miles|
|Scott Justice of Peace Court||Scott||Louisiana 70583||8 miles|
|Church Point Justice of Peace Court II||Church Point||Louisiana 70525||8 miles|
|Church Point Justice of Peace Court I||Church Point||Louisiana 70525||8 miles|
|Duson Magistrate Court||Duson||Louisiana 70529||8 miles|
|Branch Justice of Peace Court||Branch||Louisiana 70516||9 miles|
|Lafayette District Court||Lafayette||Louisiana 70501||10 miles|
|Lafayette City Court||Lafayette||Louisiana 70501||10 miles|
|Arnaudville Justice of Peace Court||Arnaudville||Louisiana 70512||11 miles|
|Duson Justice of Peace Court||Duson||Louisiana 70529||11 miles|
|Arnaudville Mayor's Court||Arnaudville||Louisiana 70512||11 miles|
|Opelousas Justice of Peace Court||Opelousas||Louisiana 70570||12 miles|
|Rayne City Court||Rayne||Louisiana 70578||12 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.