|Lena Justice of Peace Court||Lena||Louisiana 71447||10 miles|
|Melrose Justice of Peace Court||Melrose||Louisiana 71452||16 miles|
|Sieper Justice of Peace Court||Sieper||Louisiana 71472||16 miles|
|Boyce Mayor's Court||Boyce||Louisiana 71409||17 miles|
|Grant District Court||Colfax||Louisiana 71417||17 miles|
|Colfax Justice of Peace Court||Colfax||Louisiana 71417||18 miles|
|Colfax Mayor's Court||Colfax||Louisiana 71417||18 miles|
|Boyce Justice of Peace Court||Boyce||Louisiana 71409||18 miles|
|Montgomery Mayor's Court||Montgomery||Louisiana 71454||20 miles|
|Elmer Justice of Peace Court||Elmer||Louisiana 71424||21 miles|
|Montgomery Justice of Peace Court||Montgomery||Louisiana 71454||22 miles|
|Alexandria Justice of Peace Court II||Alexandria||Louisiana 71303||22 miles|
|Natchez Mayor's Court||Natchitoches||Louisiana 71457||22 miles|
|Provencal Mayor's Court||Provencal||Louisiana 71468||24 miles|
|Creola Mayor's Court||Dry Prong||Louisiana 71423||27 miles|
|Dry Prong Justice of Peace Court||Dry Prong||Louisiana 71423||28 miles|
|Natchitoches City Court||Natchitoches||Louisiana 71457||28 miles|
|Natchitoches Clerk of Court||Natchitoches||Louisiana 71457||28 miles|
|Dry Prong Mayor's Court||Dry Prong||Louisiana 71423||28 miles|
|Woodworth Mayor's Court||Woodworth||Louisiana 71485||29 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.