|Westlake Mayor's Court||Westlake||Louisiana 70669||7 miles|
|Calcasieu District Court||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70601||9 miles|
|Calcasieu Parish Court||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70601||9 miles|
|Calcasieu Parish Family Court||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70601||9 miles|
|Lake Charles City Court||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70601||10 miles|
|Lake Charles Justice of Peace Court II||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70611||11 miles|
|Vinton Justice of Peace Court||Vinton||Louisiana 70668||12 miles|
|Vinton Mayor's Court||Vinton||Louisiana 70668||13 miles|
|Lake Charles Justice of Peace Court||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70607||15 miles|
|DeQuincy City Court||DeQuincy||Louisiana 70633||16 miles|
|DeQuincy Justice of Peace Court||DeQuincy||Louisiana 70633||16 miles|
|Hackberry Justice of Peace Court||Hackberry||Louisiana 70645||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.