|Mermentau Mayor's Court||Mermentau||Louisiana 70556|
|Estherwood Mayor's Court||Estherwood||Louisiana 70534||6 miles|
|Jefferson Davis District Court||Jennings||Louisiana 70546||6 miles|
|Morse Justice of Peace Court||Morse||Louisiana 70559||6 miles|
|Morse Mayor's Court||Morse||Louisiana 70559||6 miles|
|Jennings City Court||Jennings||Louisiana 70546||6 miles|
|Iota Mayor's Court||Iota||Louisiana 70543||10 miles|
|Lake Arthur Justice of Peace Court||Lake Arthur||Louisiana 70549||11 miles|
|Lake Arthur City Magistrate Court||Lake Arthur||Louisiana 70549||11 miles|
|Crowley City Court||Crowley||Louisiana 70526||11 miles|
|Acadia Parish Family Court||Crowley||Louisiana 70526||11 miles|
|Acadia Parish Clerk of Court||Crowley||Louisiana 70526||11 miles|
|Iota Justice of Peace Court||Iota||Louisiana 70543||11 miles|
|Jennings Justice of Peace Court||Jennings||Louisiana 70546||12 miles|
|Welsh Mayor's Court||Welsh||Louisiana 70591||16 miles|
|Welsh Justice of Peace Court||Welsh||Louisiana 70591||16 miles|
|Rayne City Court||Rayne||Louisiana 70578||18 miles|
|Branch Justice of Peace Court||Branch||Louisiana 70516||20 miles|
|Basile Justice of Peace Court||Basile||Louisiana 70515||20 miles|
|Basile Mayor's Court||Basile||Louisiana 70515||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.