|Chataignier Mayor's Court||Ville Platte||Louisiana 70586|
|Evangeline District Court||Ville Platte||Louisiana 70586|
|Pine Prairie Justice of Peace Court||Ville Platte||Louisiana 70586|
|Pine Prairie Mayor's Court||Ville Platte||Louisiana 70586|
|Ville Platte City Court||Ville Platte||Louisiana 70586|
|Ville Platte Justice of Peace Court||Ville Platte||Louisiana 70586|
|Washington Justice of Peace Court||Washington||Louisiana 70589||7 miles|
|Mamou Justice of Peace Court||Mamou||Louisiana 70554||8 miles|
|Mamou Mayor's Court||Mamou||Louisiana 70554||10 miles|
|Washington Mayor's Court||Washington||Louisiana 70589||14 miles|
|Opelousas Justice of Peace Court||Opelousas||Louisiana 70570||14 miles|
|Turkey Creek Mayor's Court||Turkey Creek||Louisiana 70585||15 miles|
|Opelousas City Court||Opelousas||Louisiana 70570||16 miles|
|Saint Landry District Court||Opelousas||Louisiana 70570||16 miles|
|Eunice City Court||Eunice||Louisiana 70535||16 miles|
|Bunkie City Court||Bunkie||Louisiana 71322||19 miles|
|Church Point Justice of Peace Court I||Church Point||Louisiana 70525||19 miles|
|Church Point Justice of Peace Court II||Church Point||Louisiana 70525||19 miles|
|Church Point Magistrate Court||Church Point||Louisiana 70525||20 miles|
|Evergreen Mayor's Court||Evergreen||Louisiana 71333||21 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.