|Ragley Justice of Peace Court||Ragley||Louisiana 70657||8 miles|
|Reeves Magistrate Court||Reeves||Louisiana 70658||12 miles|
|DeRidder Justice of Peace Court||DeRidder||Louisiana 70634||13 miles|
|Reeves Justice of Peace Court||Reeves||Louisiana 70658||14 miles|
|DeQuincy Justice of Peace Court||DeQuincy||Louisiana 70633||16 miles|
|DeQuincy City Court||DeQuincy||Louisiana 70633||17 miles|
|DeRidder City Court||DeRidder||Louisiana 70634||17 miles|
|Beauregard District Court||DeRidder||Louisiana 70634||17 miles|
|Mittie Justice of Peace Court||Dry Creek||Louisiana 70637||20 miles|
|Iowa Justice of Peace Court||Iowa||Louisiana 70647||20 miles|
|Lake Charles Justice of Peace Court II||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70611||20 miles|
|Iowa Justice of Peace Court I||Iowa||Louisiana 70647||21 miles|
|Merryville Mayor's Court||Merryville||Louisiana 70653||21 miles|
|Merryville Justice of Peace Court||Merryville||Louisiana 70653||21 miles|
|Fields Justice of Peace Court||Fields||Louisiana 70653||22 miles|
|Kinder Mayor's Court||Kinder||Louisiana 70648||24 miles|
|Kinder Justice of Peace Court||Kinder||Louisiana 70648||25 miles|
|Westlake Mayor's Court||Westlake||Louisiana 70669||25 miles|
|Fenton Mayor's Court||Fenton||Louisiana 70640||25 miles|
|Lake Charles Justice of Peace Court I||Lake Charles||Louisiana 70615||25 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.