|Lake Arthur City Magistrate Court||Lake Arthur||Louisiana 70549||1 miles|
|Mermentau Mayor's Court||Mermentau||Louisiana 70556||9 miles|
|Jennings City Court||Jennings||Louisiana 70546||10 miles|
|Morse Justice of Peace Court||Morse||Louisiana 70559||11 miles|
|Morse Mayor's Court||Morse||Louisiana 70559||11 miles|
|Welsh Justice of Peace Court||Welsh||Louisiana 70591||13 miles|
|Welsh Mayor's Court||Welsh||Louisiana 70591||14 miles|
|Hayes Justice of Peace Court||Hayes||Louisiana 70646||15 miles|
|Estherwood Mayor's Court||Estherwood||Louisiana 70534||15 miles|
|Jefferson Davis District Court||Jennings||Louisiana 70546||15 miles|
|Jennings Justice of Peace Court||Jennings||Louisiana 70546||15 miles|
|Crowley City Court||Crowley||Louisiana 70526||20 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.