District Attorney’s Office, 40th Judicial District




Website: stjohnda.com

LaPlace Office:
1710 Cannes Drive @ Belle Terre
LaPlace, LA 70068

Phone: (985) 652-9757
Fax      (985) 651-6753

Edgard Office:
2393 Highway 18
Edgard, LA 70049

Phone:  985-497-8270
Fax:      985-497-5575

The District Attorney is St. John The Baptist Parish's chief prosecutor, responsible for prosecuting criminals, presenting evidence to the Grand Jury, and implementing the just prosecution of persons indicted for criminal offenses. The District Attorney’s Office tries felonies in St. John The Baptist Parish; as well as misdemeanors and traffic offenses, which occur in St. John The Baptist Parish.

In related duties, the District Attorney’s Office also argues appeals and handles other post-conviction matters, initiates forfeiture proceedings, oversees extradition of wanted persons, and litigates habeas corpus petitions brought in both state and federal court. The work performed by the District Attorney's Office is mandated by Louisiana State law.