|Saint Amant Justice of Peace Court||Saint Amant||Louisiana 70774||3 miles|
|Ascencion District Court I||Gonzales||Louisiana 70737||4 miles|
|Ascension Parish Court||Gonzales||Louisiana 70737||4 miles|
|Gonzales Justice of Peace Court||Gonzales||Louisiana 70737||7 miles|
|French Settlement Mayor's Court||French Settlement||Louisiana 70733||9 miles|
|Saint James Justice of Peace Court||St. James||Louisiana 70086||9 miles|
|Donaldsonville Justice of Peace Court||Donaldsonville||Louisiana 70346||9 miles|
|Ascension District Court II||Donaldsonville||Louisiana 70346||10 miles|
|Ascension Parish Clerk-Court||Donaldsonville||Louisiana 70346||10 miles|
|Port Vincent Mayor's Court||French Settlement||Louisiana 70733||10 miles|
|Lutcher Justice of Peace Court||Lutcher||Louisiana 70071||13 miles|
|Lutcher Mayor's Court||Lutcher||Louisiana 70071||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.