|Cottonport Mayor's Court||Cottonport||Louisiana 71327||4 miles|
|Bunkie City Court||Bunkie||Louisiana 71322||4 miles|
|Hessmer Justice of Peace Court||Hessmer||Louisiana 71341||7 miles|
|Hessmer Mayor's Court||Hessmer||Louisiana 71341||7 miles|
|Plaucheville Magistrate Court||Plaucheville||Louisiana 71362||8 miles|
|Mansura Justice of Peace Court||Mansura||Louisiana 71350||8 miles|
|Mansura Mayor's Court||Mansura||Louisiana 71350||8 miles|
|Cottonport Justice of Peace Court||Cottonport||Louisiana 71327||8 miles|
|Dupont Justice of Peace Court||Dupont||Louisiana 71329||10 miles|
|Cheneyville Municipal Court||Cheneyville||Louisiana 71325||11 miles|
|Marksville Justice of Peace Court||Marksville||Louisiana 71351||12 miles|
|Marksville City Court||Marksville||Louisiana 71351||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.