|French Settlement Mayor's Court||French Settlement||Louisiana 70733||3 miles|
|Saint Amant Justice of Peace Court||Saint Amant||Louisiana 70774||7 miles|
|Gonzales Justice of Peace Court||Gonzales||Louisiana 70737||8 miles|
|Ascencion District Court I||Gonzales||Louisiana 70737||9 miles|
|Ascension Parish Court||Gonzales||Louisiana 70737||9 miles|
|Sorrento Mayor's Court||Sorrento||Louisiana 70778||10 miles|
|Walker Mayor's Court||Walker||Louisiana 70785||11 miles|
|Livingston District Court II||Denham Springs||Louisiana 70726||11 miles|
|Denham Springs City Court||Denham Springs||Louisiana 70726||12 miles|
|Maurepas Justice of Peace Court||Maurepas||Louisiana 70449||12 miles|
|Livingston District Court I||Livingston||Louisiana 70754||12 miles|
|Livingston Justice of Peace Court||Livingston||Louisiana 70754||12 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.