|Lettswort Justice of Peace Court||Lettsworth||Louisiana 70753||2 miles|
|Simmesport Justice of Peace Court||Simmesport||Louisiana 71369||8 miles|
|Simmesport Mayor's Court||Simmesport||Louisiana 71369||11 miles|
|Morganza Mayor's Court||Morganza||Louisiana 70759||11 miles|
|Morganza Justice of Peace Court||Morganza||Louisiana 70759||13 miles|
|Melville Mayor's Court||Melville||Louisiana 71353||13 miles|
|Dupont Justice of Peace Court||Dupont||Louisiana 71329||16 miles|
|Palmetto Mayor's Court||Palmetto||Louisiana 71358||17 miles|
|Moreauville Justice of Peace Court||Moreauville||Louisiana 71355||18 miles|
|New Roads Justice of Peace Court III||New Roads||Louisiana 70760||19 miles|
|Plaucheville Magistrate Court||Plaucheville||Louisiana 71362||19 miles|
|New Roads Justice of Peace Court II||New Roads||Louisiana 70760||19 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.