|Gonzales Justice of Peace Court||Gonzales||Louisiana 70737||4 miles|
|Ascencion District Court I||Gonzales||Louisiana 70737||7 miles|
|Ascension Parish Court||Gonzales||Louisiana 70737||7 miles|
|Port Vincent Mayor's Court||French Settlement||Louisiana 70733||7 miles|
|Saint Amant Justice of Peace Court||Saint Amant||Louisiana 70774||8 miles|
|East Baton Rouge District Court II||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70816||10 miles|
|French Settlement Mayor's Court||French Settlement||Louisiana 70733||10 miles|
|Saint Gabriel Mayor's Court||St. Gabriel||Louisiana 70776||10 miles|
|Livingston District Court II||Denham Springs||Louisiana 70726||10 miles|
|Carville Justice of Peace Court||Carville||Louisiana 70721||11 miles|
|Sorrento Mayor's Court||Sorrento||Louisiana 70778||11 miles|
|Denham Springs City Court||Denham Springs||Louisiana 70726||11 miles|
|Walker Mayor's Court||Walker||Louisiana 70785||13 miles|
|Ascension District Court II||Donaldsonville||Louisiana 70346||14 miles|
|Ascension Parish Clerk-Court||Donaldsonville||Louisiana 70346||15 miles|
|Donaldsonville Justice of Peace Court||Donaldsonville||Louisiana 70346||15 miles|
|White Castle Mayor's Court||White Castle||Louisiana 70788||15 miles|
|Walker Justice of Peace Court I||Walker||Louisiana 70785||16 miles|
|Baton Rouge City Court II||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70802||16 miles|
|East Baton Rouge District Court I||Baton Rouge||Louisiana 70802||16 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.