|DeSoto District Court||Mansfield||Louisiana 71052||0 miles|
|Mansfield Justice of Peace Court||Mansfield||Louisiana 71052||1 miles|
|South Mansfield Mayor's Court||South Mansfield||Louisiana 71052||2 miles|
|Grand Cane Mayor's Court||Grand Cane||Louisiana 71032||7 miles|
|Pelican Justice of Peace Court||Pelican||Louisiana 71063||13 miles|
|Longstreet Parish Court||Longstreet||Louisiana 71046||15 miles|
|Keachi Parish Court||Keatchie||Louisiana 71046||15 miles|
|Stonewall Justice of Peace Court||Stonewall||Louisiana 71078||17 miles|
|Stonewall Mayor's Court||Stonewall||Louisiana 71078||17 miles|
|Pleasant Hill Justice of Peace Court||Pleasant Hill||Louisiana 71065||17 miles|
|Logansport Justice of Peace Court II||Logansport||Louisiana 71049||18 miles|
|Stanley Parish Court||Logansport||Louisiana 71049||18 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.