|Jean Laffitte City Court||Jean Lafitte||Louisiana 70067||7 miles|
|Lafitte Justice of Peace Court||Jean Lafitte||Louisiana 70067||7 miles|
|Belle Chasse Justice of Peace Court||Belle Chasse||Louisiana 70037||8 miles|
|Plaquemines District Court||Belle Chasse||Louisiana 70037||9 miles|
|Phoniex Justice of Peace Court||Braithwaite||Louisiana 70040||9 miles|
|Gretna Justice of Peace Court||Gretna||Louisiana 70056||9 miles|
|Marrero Justice of Peace Court||Marrero||Louisiana 70072||10 miles|
|Braithwaite Justice of Peace Court||Braithwaite||Louisiana 70040||10 miles|
|Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court||Harvey||Louisiana 70058||11 miles|
|Saint Bernard Justice of Peace Court||Saint Bernard||Louisiana 70085||12 miles|
|Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court||Gretna||Louisiana 70053||13 miles|
|Gretna Mayor's Court||Gretna||Louisiana 70053||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.