|Pine Prairie Justice of Peace Court||Ville Platte||Louisiana 70586||0 miles|
|Turkey Creek Mayor's Court||Turkey Creek||Louisiana 70585||7 miles|
|Mamou Justice of Peace Court||Mamou||Louisiana 70554||10 miles|
|Mamou Mayor's Court||Mamou||Louisiana 70554||10 miles|
|Evangeline District Court||Ville Platte||Louisiana 70586||11 miles|
|Ville Platte Justice of Peace Court||Ville Platte||Louisiana 70586||11 miles|
|Ville Platte City Court||Ville Platte||Louisiana 70586||11 miles|
|Oakdale City Court||Oakdale||Louisiana 71463||14 miles|
|Chataignier Mayor's Court||Ville Platte||Louisiana 70586||16 miles|
|Washington Justice of Peace Court||Washington||Louisiana 70589||16 miles|
|Glenmora Justice of Peace Court I||Glenmora||Louisiana 71433||16 miles|
|Glenmora Magistrate Court||Glenmora||Louisiana 71433||16 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.