|Lottie Justice of Peace Court||Lottie||Louisiana 70756||3 miles|
|Livonia Mayor's Court||Livonia||Louisiana 70755||4 miles|
|Livonia Justice of Peace Court||Livonia||Louisiana 70755||4 miles|
|Ventress Justice of Peace Court||Ventress||Louisiana 70783||9 miles|
|Maringouin Justice of Peace Court||Maringouin||Louisiana 70757||9 miles|
|Maringouin Mayor's Court||Maringouin||Louisiana 70757||9 miles|
|Morganza Justice of Peace Court||Morganza||Louisiana 70759||9 miles|
|Krotz Springs Justice of Peace Court||Krotz Springs||Louisiana 70750||9 miles|
|Krotz Springs Mayor's Court||Krotz Springs||Louisiana 70750||9 miles|
|Morganza Mayor's Court||Morganza||Louisiana 70759||10 miles|
|Melville Mayor's Court||Melville||Louisiana 71353||11 miles|
|Jarreau Justice of Peace Court||Jarreau||Louisiana 70749||11 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.