|Belcher Justice of Peace Court||Belcher||Louisiana 71004||6 miles|
|Plain Dealing Justice of Peace Court I||Plain Dealing||Louisiana 71064||6 miles|
|Vivian Mayor's Court||Vivian||Louisiana 71082||9 miles|
|Oil City Magistrate Court||Oil City||Louisiana 71061||9 miles|
|Vivian Justice of Peace Court||Vivian||Louisiana 71082||9 miles|
|Mooringsport Justice of Peace Court||Mooringsport||Louisiana 71060||10 miles|
|Plain Dealing Mayor's Court||Plain Dealing||Louisiana 71064||10 miles|
|Benton Justice of Peace Court||Benton||Louisiana 71006||10 miles|
|Ida Justice of Peace Court||Ida||Louisiana 71044||11 miles|
|Benton Mayor's Court||Benton||Louisiana 71006||11 miles|
|Mooringsport Mayor's Court||Mooringsport||Louisiana 71060||11 miles|
|Bossier District Court||Benton||Louisiana 71006||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.