|Benton Mayor's Court||Benton||Louisiana 71006||1 miles|
|Bossier District Court||Benton||Louisiana 71006||2 miles|
|Belcher Justice of Peace Court||Belcher||Louisiana 71004||5 miles|
|Mooringsport Justice of Peace Court||Mooringsport||Louisiana 71060||9 miles|
|Gilliam Mayor's Court||Gilliam||Louisiana 71029||10 miles|
|Blanchard Justice of Peace Court||Blanchard||Louisiana 71009||11 miles|
|Blanchard Mayor's Court||Blanchard||Louisiana 71009||11 miles|
|Mooringsport Mayor's Court||Mooringsport||Louisiana 71060||12 miles|
|Bossier City Court||Bossier||Louisiana 71111||12 miles|
|Oil City Magistrate Court||Oil City||Louisiana 71061||13 miles|
|Caddo District Court||Shreveport||Louisiana 71101||13 miles|
|Shreveport City Court||Shreveport||Louisiana 71103||14 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.