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.
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.
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.
Project L.E.A.D. (Legal Enrichment and Decision-Making)
Violence Intervention Program (VIP)
District Attorney Truancy Program (DATE)
Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying
2016 - Press Release
THIBODAUX - Today, Judge John E. LeBlanc sentenced Robert Chouest to life in
prison without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence
for the second degree murder of Shawn Galjour.
Shawn’s father, Alton Galjour prepared a statement that was read to
the judge by prosecuting attorney Heather M. Hendrix. He wrote, "Because
of Robert Chouest, I am now painfully aware that there is violence and
evil in this world. In my eyes there will never be true justice for
Shawn, but I am eternally grateful for the peace that is being brought
to me and my family by this court here today."
When asked if he had a statement to make to the court or the family
of the victim, Chouest had none.
Heather M. Hendrix stated, "The Galjour family has
endured the senseless murder of Shawn and two trials to get to today. We
hope that the Galjours can begin their journey to heal now that the
defendant has been sentenced. Justice was done today. Let us not forget
Shawn and the Galjour family in our reflections today and everyday."
2016 - Press Release
THIBODAUX – One of several suspects involved in the
armed robbery of two Galliano residents last May pled guilty as charged
on the eve of his scheduled jury trial Monday.
Santos Dardar, 32, pled guilty to armed robbery and
was sentenced to serve forty years in prison without the benefit of
probation or parole.
"What these perpetrators did to this couple, arousing them from their
sleep, threatening them with weapons, tying them up and ransacking their
home, was frightening," said District Attorney Camille A. Morvant, II.
"This sentence will keep a dangerous individual where he belongs for a
long time." (Read More...)