|Basile Justice of Peace Court||Basile||Louisiana 70515|
|Basile Mayor's Court||Basile||Louisiana 70515|
|Elton Justice of Peace Court||Elton||Louisiana 70532||7 miles|
|Elton Municipal Court||Elton||Louisiana 70532||7 miles|
|Iota Justice of Peace Court||Iota||Louisiana 70543||9 miles|
|Iota Mayor's Court||Iota||Louisiana 70543||10 miles|
|Eunice City Court||Eunice||Louisiana 70535||10 miles|
|Jennings Justice of Peace Court||Jennings||Louisiana 70546||13 miles|
|Mamou Mayor's Court||Mamou||Louisiana 70554||16 miles|
|Kinder Justice of Peace Court||Kinder||Louisiana 70648||16 miles|
|Oberlin Mayor's Court||Oakdale||Louisiana 71463||16 miles|
|Allen Parish Clerk of Courts||Oberlin||Louisiana 70655||16 miles|
|Kinder Mayor's Court||Kinder||Louisiana 70648||16 miles|
|Oberlin Justice of Peace Court||Oberlin||Louisiana 70655||17 miles|
|Jennings City Court||Jennings||Louisiana 70546||17 miles|
|Mamou Justice of Peace Court||Mamou||Louisiana 70554||17 miles|
|Chataignier Mayor's Court||Ville Platte||Louisiana 70586||17 miles|
|Mermentau Mayor's Court||Mermentau||Louisiana 70556||18 miles|
|Branch Justice of Peace Court||Branch||Louisiana 70516||20 miles|
|Estherwood Mayor's Court||Estherwood||Louisiana 70534||20 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.