|Edgard Justice of Peace Court||Edgard||Louisiana 70049||2 miles|
|Saint John the Baptist District Court||Edgard||Louisiana 70049||3 miles|
|Gramercy Justice of Peace Court||Gramercy||Louisiana 70052||5 miles|
|Gramercy Mayor's Court||Gramercy||Louisiana 70052||5 miles|
|Reserve Justice of Peace Court||Reserve||Louisiana 70084||5 miles|
|Lutcher Mayor's Court||Lutcher||Louisiana 70071||5 miles|
|Lutcher Justice of Peace Court||Lutcher||Louisiana 70071||5 miles|
|Paulina Justice of Peace Court||Paulina||Louisiana 70763||6 miles|
|LaPlace Justice of Peace Court I||Laplace||Louisiana 70068||6 miles|
|Vacherie Justice Peace II||Vacherie||Louisiana 70090||6 miles|
|LaPlace Justice of Peace Court IV||Laplace||Louisiana 70068||8 miles|
|LaPlace Justice of Peace Court II||Laplace||Louisiana 70068||8 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.