|Beauregard District Court||DeRidder||Louisiana 70634||0 miles|
|DeRidder Justice of Peace Court||DeRidder||Louisiana 70634||12 miles|
|Merryville Justice of Peace Court||Merryville||Louisiana 70653||16 miles|
|Merryville Mayor's Court||Merryville||Louisiana 70653||16 miles|
|Mittie Justice of Peace Court||Dry Creek||Louisiana 70637||24 miles|
|Ragley Justice of Peace Court||Ragley||Louisiana 70657||25 miles|
|Reeves Magistrate Court||Reeves||Louisiana 70658||27 miles|
|Wiergate Justice of Peace Court||Wiergate||Texas 75977||27 miles|
|Newton Justice of Peace Court I||Newton||Texas 75966||28 miles|
|Newton Justice of Peace Court II||Newton||Texas 75932||28 miles|
|Newton Municipal Court||Newton||Texas 75966||28 miles|
|Fields Justice of Peace Court||Fields||Louisiana 70653||28 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.