|Watson Justice of Peace Court||Watson||Louisiana 70786||5 miles|
|Denham Springs City Court||Denham Springs||Louisiana 70726||7 miles|
|East Baton Rouge Parish||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70807||8 miles|
|Baker Clerk of Court||Baker||Louisiana 70714||8 miles|
|Livingston District Court II||Denham Springs||Louisiana 70726||8 miles|
|Zachary City Court||Zachary||Louisiana 70791||10 miles|
|East Baton Rouge District Court II||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70816||10 miles|
|Walker Justice of Peace Court I||Walker||Louisiana 70785||11 miles|
|Walker Mayor's Court||Walker||Louisiana 70785||11 miles|
|Baton Rouge City Court II||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70802||12 miles|
|East Baton Rouge District Court I||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70802||12 miles|
|East Baton Rouge Family Court||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70802||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.