|Bastrop City Court||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||7 miles|
|Morehouse District Court||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||7 miles|
|Oak Ridge Mayor's Court||Oak Ridge||Louisiana 71264||7 miles|
|Oak Ridge Justice of Peace Court||Oak Ridge||Louisiana 71264||7 miles|
|Mer Rouge Justice of Peace Court||Mer Rouge||Louisiana 71261||7 miles|
|Mer Rouge Mayor's Court||Mer Rouge||Louisiana 71261||8 miles|
|Bastrop Justice of Peace Court II||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||8 miles|
|Bastrop Justice of Peace Court I||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||9 miles|
|Monroe Justice of Peace Court II||Monroe||Louisiana 71203||10 miles|
|Sterlington Mayor's Magistrate Court||Sterlington||Louisiana 71280||12 miles|
|Bastrop Justice of Peace Court III||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||14 miles|
|Monroe Justice of Peace Court I||Monroe||Louisiana 71203||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.