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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 -

February 14, 2017

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.