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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 RELEASES -                       July 20, 2015  

 

 

THIBODAUX - A Gheens woman was sentenced Tuesday to a year in prison after pleading guilty to a felony charge accusing her of exploiting a handicapped woman.

Reba Renee Yates, 28, had been employed as a personal care attendant in the victim’s home to assist her with her daily activities in 2014. The victim was a quadriplegic, having suffered a serious spinal-cord injury years before.

After the victim noticed that items had been taken from her home, her family installed a video camera in the residence, which recorded the defendant stealing money from the victim’s purse.

"I think the felony prison sentence was warranted in this case due to fact that Reba Yates took a position working as a caregiver in the victim's home in order to take advantage of a vulnerable Lafourche parish resident and to steal from her," said Assistant District Attorney Lisa Pinho, who prosecuted the case. Pinho specializes in crimes involving victims with physical or mental disabilities. "I am satisfied that this felony conviction prevents her from having access to another victim's money and property."  (Read more...) 

July 22, 2015

THIBODAUX - A Labadieville man was convicted of third offense driving while intoxicated after a two-day jury trial Wednesday. 

Sergio Hernandez-Ortiz, 46, was accused of being intoxicated after driving into the yard of a residence on Talbot Avenue in Thibodaux on November 9, 2014. After he ignored the homeowners’ requests to leave, Thibodaux Police Offices were summoned and it was determined that Hernandez-Ortize was intoxicated. A subsequent test confirmed that his blood alcohol concentration was .25, or over three times the legal limit.

"Mr. Hernandez had an opportunity to learn his lesson in 2010 when he plead guilty to two DWI’s," said Assistant District Attorney Ben Caillouet, who prosecuted the case. "Hopefully this conviction will serve as a wake-up call for him, and in the future he will be more careful and aware of his actions."

Hernandez-Ortiz had two prior DWI convictions in 2010, one in Thibodaux and one in Terrebonne Parish.

Formal sentencing in this matter is scheduled for August 19, 2015 before the Hon. F. Hugh Larose.