|Alexandria City Court||Alexandria||Louisiana 71301|
|Alexandria Justice of Peace Court II||Alexandria||Louisiana 71303|
|Ball Mayor's Court||Ball||Louisiana 71405|
|Boyce Justice of Peace Court||Boyce||Louisiana 71409|
|Boyce Mayor's Court||Boyce||Louisiana 71409|
|Elmer Justice of Peace Court||Elmer||Louisiana 71424|
|Forest Hill Justice of Peace Court||Forest Hill||Louisiana 71430|
|Forest Hill Mayor's Court||Forest Hill||Louisiana 71430|
|Glenmora Justice of Peace Court I||Glenmora||Louisiana 71433|
|Glenmora Magistrate Court||Glenmora||Louisiana 71433|
|Lecompte Mayor's Court||Lecompte||Louisiana 71346|
|McNary Mayor's Court||Glenmora||Louisiana 71433|
|Pineville City Court||Pineville||Louisiana 71360|
|Pineville Justice of Peace Court I||Pineville||Louisiana 71360|
|Pineville Justice of Peace Court II||Pineville||Louisiana 71360|
|Rapides District Court||Alexandria||Louisiana 71301|
|Sieper Justice of Peace Court||Sieper||Louisiana 71472|
|Woodworth Mayor's Court||Woodworth||Louisiana 71485|
|Creola Mayor's Court||Dry Prong||Louisiana 71423||16 miles|
|Dry Prong Justice of Peace Court||Dry Prong||Louisiana 71423||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.