Camille A. "Cam" Morvant II
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.
L.E.A.D. (Legal Enrichment and Decision-Making)
Intervention Program (VIP)
Attorney Truancy Program (DATE)
Safety and Cyber Bullying
Press Release -
THIBODAUX – A Lockport man with five prior felony narcotics
convictions pled guilty Friday to another felony, this one involving a
weapon, on the eve of his scheduled jury trial in Lafourche Parish.
Yaswanta Lawson, 33, pled guilty to possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon and was sentenced to serve ten years in prison. Lawson
was accused of taking both a cell phone and an AR-style rifle from the
victim, who had given him a ride to the Rita community in Lockport. When
officers approached Lawson, he tossed the firearm under a residence and
attempted to flee before quickly being apprehended.
"Mr. Lawson’s history of illegal activities has been well known in
the community, and we’re certainly glad that he received some
significant prison time," said District Attorney Camille A. Morvant, II.
"This should send a message not only to those engaged in illegal
activities, but also to the law abiding members of the community that
their voices matter and will be heard."
Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Richard prosecuted the case
against Lawson, who was scheduled to be tried before a jury this week.
The defendant’s most recent narcotics conviction, and the one alleged as
the basis for the enhanced firearm charge, was for distribution of a
schedule II controlled dangerous substance in December of 2010.
The crime for which the defendant pled carries a term of imprisonment
between ten and twenty years at hard labor, without the benefit of
probation, parole or suspension of sentence, as well as a fine of
between one- and five-thousand dollars.