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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 -  August 20, 2015

 
 
 

THIBODAUX – A Raceland man was convicted Wednesday afternoon of distribution of cocaine following a two-day jury trial.

Sareel Poindexter, 40, was accused of selling crack cocaine to a confidential informant on the afternoon of June 13, 2013 near Morristown Road in Raceland. Poindexter found himself in an unusual situation when the trial court, shortly before trial, determined that he forfeited his right to counsel when he threatened his then-attorney with bodily harm. However, the trial court did assign stand-by counsel to assist Poindexter.

The defendant was also in federal custody at the time of his trial, having previously been convicted of a federal firearm offense.

"This man has posed a risk of harm to the community for some time, both as a drug dealer and because of his potential for violence," said District Attorney Camille A. Morvant, II. "We are satisfied that this conviction will keep him off the streets for some time."

The evidence at trial was presented by members of the Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force, and included audio and video of the drug transaction between the confidential informant and Poindexter.

"I thought our task force officers did an excellent job of preparing this operation, executing the operation and then communicating that to the jury," said Assistant District Attorney Joe Soignet, who prosecuted the case along with ADA Shaun George. "Through their testimony and that of the CI, the jury had a good idea of exactly what happened during this drug deal."

While Poindexter, who did not testify, can receive up to thirty years in prison for his conviction, he also faces enhanced penalties under Louisiana's habitual offender statute. Formal sentencing is set for September 30, 2015 before the Hon Steven M. Miller, who presided over the trial.