|Jonesville Justice of Peace Court||Jonesville||Louisiana 71343||3 miles|
|Catahoula District Court II||Harrisonburg||Louisiana 71340||10 miles|
|Ferriday Justice of Peace Court II||Ferriday||Louisiana 71334||10 miles|
|Harrisonburg Mayor's Court||Harrisonburg||Louisiana 71340||10 miles|
|Catahoula District Court I||Harrisonburg||Louisiana 71340||10 miles|
|Monterey Justice of Peace Court||Monterey||Louisiana 71354||14 miles|
|Ferriday Justice of Peace Court I||Ferriday||Louisiana 71334||15 miles|
|Ferriday Mayor's Court||Ferriday||Louisiana 71334||15 miles|
|Jena Justice of Peace Court II||Jena||Louisiana 71342||16 miles|
|Ridgecrest Mayor's Court||Ridgecrest||Louisiana 71334||17 miles|
|Jena Justice of Peace Court I||Jena||Louisiana 71342||17 miles|
|Jena Mayor's Court||Jena||Louisiana 71342||17 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.