|Ascencion District Court I||Gonzales||Louisiana 70737||3 miles|
|Ascension Parish Court||Gonzales||Louisiana 70737||3 miles|
|Saint Amant Justice of Peace Court||Saint Amant||Louisiana 70774||5 miles|
|Sorrento Mayor's Court||Sorrento||Louisiana 70778||7 miles|
|Port Vincent Mayor's Court||French Settlement||Louisiana 70733||8 miles|
|French Settlement Mayor's Court||French Settlement||Louisiana 70733||9 miles|
|Carville Justice of Peace Court||Carville||Louisiana 70721||9 miles|
|Ascension District Court II||Donaldsonville||Louisiana 70346||11 miles|
|Ascension Parish Clerk-Court||Donaldsonville||Louisiana 70346||11 miles|
|Donaldsonville Justice of Peace Court||Donaldsonville||Louisiana 70346||11 miles|
|Saint Gabriel Mayor's Court||St. Gabriel||Louisiana 70776||11 miles|
|East Baton Rouge District Court II||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70816||13 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.