|Reeves Magistrate Court||Reeves||Louisiana 70658||10 miles|
|Lake Charles Justice of Peace Court II||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70611||12 miles|
|DeQuincy Justice of Peace Court||DeQuincy||Louisiana 70633||12 miles|
|Iowa Justice of Peace Court||Iowa||Louisiana 70647||13 miles|
|Reeves Justice of Peace Court||Reeves||Louisiana 70658||13 miles|
|DeQuincy City Court||DeQuincy||Louisiana 70633||13 miles|
|Iowa Justice of Peace Court I||Iowa||Louisiana 70647||14 miles|
|Westlake Mayor's Court||Westlake||Louisiana 70669||17 miles|
|Lake Charles Justice of Peace Court I||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70615||17 miles|
|Lake Charles City Court||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70601||18 miles|
|Calcasieu District Court||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70601||18 miles|
|Calcasieu Parish Family Court||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70601||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.