|Marksville Justice of Peace Court||Marksville||Louisiana 71351||4 miles|
|Cheneyville Municipal Court||Cheneyville||Louisiana 71325||8 miles|
|Hessmer Justice of Peace Court||Hessmer||Louisiana 71341||8 miles|
|Hessmer Mayor's Court||Hessmer||Louisiana 71341||8 miles|
|Centerpoint Justice of Peace Court||Center Point||Louisiana 71323||9 miles|
|Lecompte Mayor's Court||Lecompte||Louisiana 71346||10 miles|
|Marksville City Court||Marksville||Louisiana 71351||10 miles|
|Avoyelles Parish Court||Marksville||Louisiana 71351||10 miles|
|Avoyelles District Court||Marksville||Louisiana 71351||10 miles|
|Mansura Justice of Peace Court||Mansura||Louisiana 71350||12 miles|
|Mansura Mayor's Court||Mansura||Louisiana 71350||12 miles|
|Bunkie City Court||Bunkie||Louisiana 71322||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.