|Sterlington Mayor's Magistrate Court||Sterlington||Louisiana 71280|
|Bastrop Justice of Peace Court II||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||8 miles|
|Monroe Justice of Peace Court II||Monroe||Louisiana 71203||9 miles|
|Monroe Justice of Peace Court I||Monroe||Louisiana 71203||9 miles|
|Bastrop Justice of Peace Court I||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||10 miles|
|Morehouse District Court||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||11 miles|
|Bastrop City Court||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||11 miles|
|Collinston Mayor's Court||Collinston||Louisiana 71229||11 miles|
|West Monroe City Court||West Monroe||Louisiana 71291||13 miles|
|Monroe City Court II||Monroe||Louisiana 71201||13 miles|
|Monroe City Court I||Monroe||Louisiana 71201||13 miles|
|Ouachita District Court||Monroe||Louisiana 71201||13 miles|
|Mer Rouge Justice of Peace Court||Mer Rouge||Louisiana 71261||17 miles|
|Mer Rouge Mayor's Court||Mer Rouge||Louisiana 71261||17 miles|
|Richwood Mayor's Court||Monroe||Louisiana 71202||17 miles|
|Oak Ridge Mayor's Court||Oak Ridge||Louisiana 71264||17 miles|
|Oak Ridge Justice of Peace Court||Oak Ridge||Louisiana 71264||17 miles|
|Calhoun Justice of Peace Court||Calhoun||Louisiana 71225||19 miles|
|Bastrop Justice of Peace Court III||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||20 miles|
|Bastrop Justice of Peace Court V||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||20 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.