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
Press Release -
December 5, 2016
THIBODAUX – An Assumption Parish
man was convicted Wednesday of burglarizing property in Kraemer
Wednesday afternoon following a two-day jury trial before a Lafourche
Johnny P. Vedros, Jr., was
charged with burglarizing an elderly victim’s shed on several occasions
prior to October 2, 2015.
After law enforcement installed surveillance cameras on the property,
video of two males entering the property was obtained, ultimately
leading to the arrest of Vedros and a co-defendant, Michael Bourgeois.
"The defendant took advantage of
and burglarized the property of a 78 old victim who was using the items
stolen as a means of enjoying his retirement,” said Assistant District
Attorney Shaun George, who along with Rene’ Gautreaux prosecuted the
case. “We were confident in our case and are extremely satisfied that
the jury reached a just verdict.”
Bourgeois, who has already been
convicted of simple burglary for the same offense, testified against the
defendant at trial. Bourgeois admitted that he and Vedros took four boat
hulls, two motors and an air compressor from the victim’s property, as
well as several other items to be sold as scrap.
Vedros faces up to twelve years
in prison as a result of the conviction.
Formal sentencing is set for January 26, 2017 before the Hon.
Chris Boudreaux, who presided over the trial.