|Broussard Justice of Peace Court||Broussard||Louisiana 70518||2 miles|
|Youngsville Mayor's Court||Youngsville||Louisiana 70592||4 miles|
|Lafayette Justice of Peace Court I||Lafayette||Louisiana 70508||4 miles|
|Youngsville Justice of Peace Court||Youngsville||Louisiana 70592||6 miles|
|Lafayette City Court||Lafayette||Louisiana 70501||6 miles|
|Lafayette District Court||Lafayette||Louisiana 70501||6 miles|
|Lafayette Justice of Peace Court II||Lafayette||Louisiana 70503||7 miles|
|Saint Martinville Justice of Peace Court III||St. Martinville||Louisiana 70582||7 miles|
|Saint Martin District Court||St. Martinville||Louisiana 70582||8 miles|
|Saint Martinville City Court||St. Martinville||Louisiana 70582||8 miles|
|Parks Mayor's Court||Parks||Louisiana 70582||9 miles|
|Breaux Bridge City Court||Breaux Bridge||Louisiana 70517||9 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.