|New Iberia City Court||New Iberia||Louisiana 70560||0 miles|
|New Iberia Justice of Peace Court I||New Iberia||Louisiana 70560||4 miles|
|New Iberia Justice of Peace Court III||New Iberia||Louisiana 70563||5 miles|
|New Iberia Justice of Peace Court II||New Iberia||Louisiana 70560||6 miles|
|Loreauville Mayor's Court||Loreauville||Louisiana 70552||6 miles|
|Saint Martinville Justice of Peace Court III||St. Martinville||Louisiana 70582||8 miles|
|Saint Martin District Court||St. Martinville||Louisiana 70582||8 miles|
|Saint Martinville City Court||St. Martinville||Louisiana 70582||8 miles|
|Saint Martinville Justice of Peace Court I||St. Martinville||Louisiana 70582||11 miles|
|Broussard Justice of Peace Court||Broussard||Louisiana 70518||12 miles|
|Youngsville Mayor's Court||Youngsville||Louisiana 70592||12 miles|
|Broussard Magistrate Court||Broussard||Louisiana 70518||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.