|Opelousas City Court||Opelousas||Louisiana 70570||0 miles|
|Opelousas Justice of Peace Court||Opelousas||Louisiana 70570||5 miles|
|Washington Mayor's Court||Washington||Louisiana 70589||6 miles|
|Port Barre Justice of Peace Court||Port Barre||Louisiana 70577||8 miles|
|Port Barre Mayor's Court||Port Barre||Louisiana 70577||8 miles|
|Leonville Mayor's Court||Arnaudville||Louisiana 70512||8 miles|
|Leonville Justice of Peace Court||Arnaudville||Louisiana 70512||8 miles|
|Grand Coteau Mayor's Court||Sunset||Louisiana 70584||8 miles|
|Sunset Mayor's Court||Sunset||Louisiana 70584||8 miles|
|Church Point Justice of Peace Court I||Church Point||Louisiana 70525||12 miles|
|Church Point Magistrate Court||Church Point||Louisiana 70525||12 miles|
|Church Point Justice of Peace Court II||Church Point||Louisiana 70525||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.