|Simmesport Justice of Peace Court||Simmesport||Louisiana 71369|
|Simmesport Mayor's Court||Simmesport||Louisiana 71369|
|Dupont Justice of Peace Court||Dupont||Louisiana 71329||4 miles|
|Plaucheville Magistrate Court||Plaucheville||Louisiana 71362||7 miles|
|Cottonport Justice of Peace Court||Cottonport||Louisiana 71327||10 miles|
|Moreauville Mayor's Court||Moreauville||Louisiana 71355||11 miles|
|Cottonport Mayor's Court||Cottonport||Louisiana 71327||11 miles|
|Lettswort Justice of Peace Court||Lettsworth||Louisiana 70753||11 miles|
|Moreauville Justice of Peace Court||Moreauville||Louisiana 71355||12 miles|
|Batchelor Justice of Peace Court||Batchelor||Louisiana 70715||12 miles|
|Mansura Justice of Peace Court||Mansura||Louisiana 71350||14 miles|
|Mansura Mayor's Court||Mansura||Louisiana 71350||14 miles|
|Evergreen Mayor's Court||Evergreen||Louisiana 71333||14 miles|
|Palmetto Mayor's Court||Palmetto||Louisiana 71358||15 miles|
|Hessmer Justice of Peace Court||Hessmer||Louisiana 71341||17 miles|
|Hessmer Mayor's Court||Hessmer||Louisiana 71341||17 miles|
|Avoyelles District Court||Marksville||Louisiana 71351||18 miles|
|Avoyelles Parish Court||Marksville||Louisiana 71351||18 miles|
|Marksville City Court||Marksville||Louisiana 71351||18 miles|
|Melville Mayor's Court||Melville||Louisiana 71353||18 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.