|Convent Justice of Peace Court||Convent||Louisiana 70723||4 miles|
|Saint James District Court||Convent||Louisiana 70723||4 miles|
|Vacherie Justice Peace II||Vacherie||Louisiana 70090||4 miles|
|Paulina Justice of Peace Court||Paulina||Louisiana 70763||4 miles|
|Lutcher Justice of Peace Court||Lutcher||Louisiana 70071||5 miles|
|Lutcher Mayor's Court||Lutcher||Louisiana 70071||5 miles|
|Gramercy Mayor's Court||Gramercy||Louisiana 70052||5 miles|
|Gramercy Justice of Peace Court||Gramercy||Louisiana 70052||5 miles|
|Saint James Justice of Peace Court||St. James||Louisiana 70086||6 miles|
|Vacherie Justice Peace I||Vacherie||Louisiana 70090||9 miles|
|Garyville Justice of Peace Court||Garyville||Louisiana 70051||10 miles|
|Edgard Justice of Peace Court||Edgard||Louisiana 70049||12 miles|
|Sorrento Mayor's Court||Sorrento||Louisiana 70778||12 miles|
|Saint John the Baptist District Court||Edgard||Louisiana 70049||13 miles|
|Donaldsonville Justice of Peace Court||Donaldsonville||Louisiana 70346||13 miles|
|Ascension Parish Clerk-Court||Donaldsonville||Louisiana 70346||14 miles|
|Ascension District Court II||Donaldsonville||Louisiana 70346||14 miles|
|Reserve Justice of Peace Court||Reserve||Louisiana 70084||14 miles|
|Saint Amant Justice of Peace Court||Saint Amant||Louisiana 70774||15 miles|
|Ascension Parish Court||Gonzales||Louisiana 70737||16 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.