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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 -

November 22, 2016

THIBODAUX – A Cut Off man was convicted of Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling after a bench trial Monday in Judge Christopher Boudreaux’s courtroom.

Leeroy Allen, 36, was accused of entering a Cut Off residence with Robert Bourgeois and Blake Hernandez in mid-May, 2015, when the homeowner was offshore at work.  Several tools, some jewelry, and a pistol were taken from the victim’s home.  Hernandez, who confessed to the crime in a statement to Lafourche Parish detectives, pled guilty in November of 2015 and was sentenced to nine years in prison.

Prosecutors Rene Gautreaux and Shaun George played a recording of the confession, in which Hernandez told how he was doing carpentry work for the victim and disconnected her security cameras days before he, Bourgeois, and Allen went to her home at night when she was offshore.  Hernandez testified at trial that he was truthful when he made the statement.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Detective Joseph Anderson testified that in the course of his investigation he viewed videos of Hernandez and Allen at various retail stores attempting to use the victim’s credit cards.  He also recovered most of the victim’s property from various pawn shops in Lafourche and Terrebonne, which records showed Hernandez had pawned.

“The fact that these perpetrators took advantage of the victim’s trust in them makes this crime particularly troubling” said District Attorney Camille A. Morvant, II. “We are very satisfied with the verdict. It means that this defendant won’t be in the position to prey on other victims for some time.”

Sentencing is set for December 14, 2016 before the Judge Christopher Boudreaux.  Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling carries a maximum sentence of twelve years; however, Gautreaux said that due to Allen’s criminal history, the DA’s office will file a habitual offender bill of information, exposing the defendant to double the maximum sentence.