|Boyce Justice of Peace Court||Boyce||Louisiana 71409||5 miles|
|Alexandria Justice of Peace Court II||Alexandria||Louisiana 71303||7 miles|
|Lena Justice of Peace Court||Lena||Louisiana 71447||7 miles|
|Colfax Justice of Peace Court||Colfax||Louisiana 71417||8 miles|
|Grant District Court||Colfax||Louisiana 71417||9 miles|
|Colfax Mayor's Court||Colfax||Louisiana 71417||9 miles|
|Creola Mayor's Court||Dry Prong||Louisiana 71423||11 miles|
|Dry Prong Justice of Peace Court||Dry Prong||Louisiana 71423||11 miles|
|Rapides District Court||Alexandria||Louisiana 71301||14 miles|
|Alexandria City Court||Alexandria||Louisiana 71301||14 miles|
|Pineville City Court||Pineville||Louisiana 71360||15 miles|
|Sieper Justice of Peace Court||Sieper||Louisiana 71472||15 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.