|Iowa Justice of Peace Court||Iowa||Louisiana 70647||3 miles|
|Fenton Mayor's Court||Fenton||Louisiana 70640||7 miles|
|Lake Charles Justice of Peace Court I||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70615||7 miles|
|Iowa Justice of Peace Court II||Iowa||Louisiana 70647||8 miles|
|Iowa Mayor's Court||Iowa||Louisiana 70647||8 miles|
|Reeves Justice of Peace Court||Reeves||Louisiana 70658||11 miles|
|Reeves Magistrate Court||Reeves||Louisiana 70658||11 miles|
|Lake Charles Justice of Peace Court II||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70611||11 miles|
|Kinder Mayor's Court||Kinder||Louisiana 70648||14 miles|
|Kinder Justice of Peace Court||Kinder||Louisiana 70648||14 miles|
|Ragley Justice of Peace Court||Ragley||Louisiana 70657||14 miles|
|Lake Charles City Court||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70601||14 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.