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Camille A. "Cam" Morvant II     

Camille A. "Cam Morvant
As District Attorney, my goals are:
 
To ensure that justice is served for the residents of    Lafourche by enforcing the criminal laws of the State of  Louisiana.

To champion the rights of victims of crime in Lafourche  Parish.

To protect those juveniles subject to abuse and/or neglect.

To ensure that the best interests of children are preserved by enforcing Louisiana's child support laws.

To implement programs designed to educate and inform the public regarding the role that the District Attorney’s Office has in their day to day lives.

For your convenience, our office has an Assistant District Attorney available from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday though Friday to answer your questions, provided that you do not already have an outside attorney representing you.  Please call (985) 447-2003 and ask for the assistant on duty.

PARISH GOVERNMENT AND BOARDS  -

The Lafourche Parish District Attorney is the statutory legal advisor to the Parish Government and to all Parish Board and Commissions. In his capacity as legal advisor, the District Attorney works closely with Parish Council and the Parish President to protect the interests of Lafourche Parish. The District Attorney's Office also makes itself available to answer questions and provide legal advice to Parish Boards and Commissions.

SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT (Read more...)

  • Project L.E.A.D. (Legal Enrichment and Decision-Making)

  • Domino Effect

  • Violence Intervention Program (VIP)

  • District Attorney Truancy Program (DATE)

  • Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying

***HIGHLIGHTS***

Press Release -

June 22, 2017

THIBODAUX – A Thibodaux man formerly employed by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office pled guilty to a charge of indecent behavior with a juvenile prior to his scheduled jury trial.

Trent Barrilleaux, 31, was charged with the sexual battery of a juvenile in January of 2016.  A felony jury trial was scheduled to begin Monday, June 26 before the defendant agreed to plead guilty.

“We always take these cases so seriously, and the paramount consideration for us is always the well-being of the victim,” said Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Richard, who handled the case throughout its prosecution, from the initial screening and charging decision through the plea rendered today.

“This was a very sensitive case, and after full and lengthy discussions with our victim and her family, together we decided that this was the best possible resolution.  They (the victim and her family) wished to conclude this matter without a trial, and we were able to accomplish that through this plea and sentence.”

Barrilleaux was sentenced to seven years in prison which was suspended, and placed on five years of supervised probation.  He will pay a fine of $3,000 plus court costs, and will be required to perform 240 hours of community service work.  Barrilleaux will further be required to register as a sex offender for fifteen years, and to undergo sexual offender counselling.  During the duration of his counselling, he is to have no contact with non house-hold children under the age of 18, nor can he have any contact with the victim in this matter during the period of his probation.

“We always stand with the victims of crimes, particularly sexual offenses,” said District Attorney Camille A. Morvant, II.  “Any resolution of a case prior to the trial requires that our victims and their families not only understand the plea arrangement, but that they be satisfied with the sentence, since they will be living with the consequences long after they leave the courtroom.  In this case, that goal was met, and so we were willing to resolve this case with a plea.”