16th Judicial District Attorney

16th Judicial District Attorney The 16th Judicial District Attorney handles felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, & child support cases in the tri-parish area of Iberia, St. Martin & St. Mary.

Iberia Parish Clerk of Court
06/09/2020

Iberia Parish Clerk of Court

NEW SERVICE IN OUR OFFICES!! We are pleased to announce that we are now approved to provide original Birth and Death certificates. This service benefits so many people in need of marriage licenses, passports and other services within and outside of our office. We take pride in our team learning new services and serving the public. #MovingForward #InTheRightDirection

New Iberia Residents - Sandbag
06/05/2020

New Iberia Residents - Sandbag

06/05/2020
St. Martin Parish Government

St. Martin Parish Sand Bag Distribution Site Announced!

St. Martin Parish Sand Bag Distribution Sites Announced

Effective immediately, please see the following information in reference to sand bag distribution locations for St. Martin Parish. Please be prepared to fill your own sandbags.

Please limit the amount of sandbags to no more than 25 bags per vehicle. It only takes approximately six bags to secure each door.

ST. MARTIN PARISH
Friday-9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday-7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sunday-7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Ruth Bridge-1035 Ruth Bridge Hwy
Paul Angelle Park (Cecilia)-2458 Cecilia Sr. H.S. Hwy
South Barn-1011 Capritto 40 Arpent Road

CATAHOULA
Friday-9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday-7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sunday-7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Clayton Boudreaux Memorial Park-1028 Catahoula Hwy

LOWER ST. MARTIN PARISH
Friday-9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday-7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sunday-7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Doiron’s Landing near the carwash
Bus turn-a-round on East Stephensville Road
At the corner of Stephensville Road and Landry Road
Across the road from the Belle River Fire Station

BREAUX BRIDGE
Friday-9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday-7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sunday-7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Public Works Annex (end of Refinery Street near Berard Street)

ST. MARTINVILLE
Friday-9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday-7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sunday-7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Old Wal-Mart Parking Lot (2310 North Main Street)

HENDERSON
Friday-9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday-7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sunday-7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Henry Guidry Park Pavilion (behind City Hall)-1007 Amy Street

Anyone with any disability or who cannot obtain sandbags because of lack of assistance from family or neighbors should contact the Parish’s OEP at 337-394-2808.

06/05/2020
City of St. Martinville

Residents of St. Martinville - Preparation for Tropical Depression Cristobal

Preparation for Tropical Depression Cristobal

Republic Services schedule:

Friday-the pick arm truck will be out picking up the larger piles city wide.

Saturday-the pick arm truck will be out if needed to finish picking up large piles.

Once this cleanup is done, please do not place new items out at the curb in the days leading up to the storm’s projected landfall.

Regular residential service will operate at the regular schedule as of this time.

Self Serve Sandbag distribution has changed to the Festival Grounds. Don't forget to bring your shovel!

Friday 9:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday 7:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday 7:00am – 7:00pm

Iberia Parish Government
06/05/2020

Iberia Parish Government

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - The National Weather Service 5 PM:update

Cristobal is a disorganized tropical depression, and will remain over land through much of Friday. It is expected to re-emerge over the Gulf of Mexico late Friday or early Saturday and strengthen back to a tropical storm as it moves north Saturday and Sunday.

Flooding is our top concern – from both storm surge and rainfall in parts of south central Louisiana Sunday and Monday. We are expecting four to six inches of rain, with locally higher amounts. Tides are already running a foot above normal, and will rise further late this weekend.

Winds will be tropical storm force in parts of south central Louisiana. Expect scattered power outages Sunday and Monday.

A tropical storm watch will likely be needed late tonight or tomorrow morning for portions of the Louisiana coast.

Now more than ever, is the perfect time to have a conversation with our youth about the dangers that lurk on the interne...
06/01/2020
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Now more than ever, is the perfect time to have a conversation with our youth about the dangers that lurk on the internet.

Stalkers have always existed, but their tactics have evolved over the years to take advantage of the anonymity and wealth of information now available on the Internet. In fact, you are now more likely to be a victim of cyberstalking than you are to be stalked in real life. But this doesn’t mean yo...

Iberia Parish Misdemeanor Arraignment Notice for June 18, 2020
05/29/2020

Iberia Parish Misdemeanor Arraignment Notice for June 18, 2020

If you have misdemeanor arraignment or traffic court in Iberia Parish on June 18 - see instructions. Call our office at 337-394-2216 extension 2611 with questions.

St. Martin Parish School Board Summer Feeding Program
05/28/2020

St. Martin Parish School Board Summer Feeding Program

Remember and honor those who have died while serving our country. #MemorialDay2020
05/25/2020

Remember and honor those who have died while serving our country. #MemorialDay2020

Iberia Parish - JUNE 18 Arraignments & Traffic Court Notice
05/19/2020

Iberia Parish - JUNE 18 Arraignments & Traffic Court Notice

Memorial Day office closures
05/18/2020

Memorial Day office closures

16th Judicial District Attorney announces furloughs as a result of COVID-19 impact on revenue
05/15/2020

16th Judicial District Attorney announces furloughs as a result of COVID-19 impact on revenue

Please click the photo below for information regarding court in St. Mary Parish on Monday, May 18, 2020.
05/14/2020

Please click the photo below for information regarding court in St. Mary Parish on Monday, May 18, 2020.

City of St. Martinville
05/04/2020

City of St. Martinville

ST. MARTIN NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Thursday May 7th at 6:30 PM

COURT HOUSE LAWN

As approved by the Governor of the State of Louisiana, and in accordance with the guidelines of the Office of State Fire Marshal and Louisiana Department of Health, St. Martin Parish will hold the National Day of Prayer on Thursday May 7th at 6:30 PM on the St. Martin Parish Courthouse Lawn on Main Street in St. Martinville. The side streets adjacent to the Courthouse Lawn will be closed to allow seating for proper social distancing.

Prayer Participants are asked to bring their own lawn chair. All attendees shall be seated 6 feet from other attendees. However, Family members can sit together, and each family group should keep a 6 feet social distancing space from other attendees. Masks are strongly recommended for attendees. However, all sponsors and managers of the event will wear masks. These guidelines have been given by the State of Louisiana and approved by the Parish President Chester Cedars.

The Louisiana Department of Health has recommended that persons not attend if they are 65 years or older or have the identified comorbid, chronic health conditions. We are asking citizens of St. Martin Parish to join us at the prayer event if possible but the event will be Live Streamed on the City of St. Martinville page for those citizens who must continue to shelter in place.

2 Chronicles 7:14 declares that if God’s people will humble themselves, pray and turn from their wicked ways, then God would hear from heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land.

May God, Hear us, Forgive us, and Heal us.

St Martin Parish National Day of Prayer

Chairman, Mike Fuselier

(337) 342-0186

04/28/2020
St. Martin Parish Government

FYI for St. Martin Parish residents

Locations, Dates & Times Announced For St. Martin Parish Mask Distribution Sites

Officials with the St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness received cotton masks that were donated by the Hanes Corporation. The masks were subsequently distributed to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office and to the various Police Departments in St. Martin Parish for distribution to St. Martin Parish residents. The distribution will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at the locations listed below. Please visit the site in the city in which you reside. If you live in the unincorporated area of St. Martin Parish, please visit the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office location.

When you arrive at your distribution location, please stay in your vehicle. When you drive through the distribution line, each vehicle will be given one package that contains five masks. There will only be one bag distributed per vehicle, no exceptions. The distribution at each location will continue until all masks are given out. For the safety of all involved, no pedestrians will be allowed at the sites.

Distribution Sites:

1. Unincorporated areas of St. Martin Parish: St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Complex: 4870 Main Hwy, Parks, LA.
2. Breaux Bridge City Limits: Parc Hardy Pavilion –755 Doucet Drive, Breaux Bridge, LA.
3. St. Martinville City Limits: St. Martinville City Hall–120 S. New Market Street, St. Martinville, LA.
4. Henderson City Limits: Henry Guidry Park Pavilion (behind City Hall)-1007 Amy Street, Henderson, LA.
5. Parks City Limits: Parks City Hall Drive Thru-1019 Periou St., Parks, LA
6. Stephensville & Belle River: Stephensville Elementary–3243 Hwy 70

Thank you to the St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for organizing and coordinating the various distribution sites and to the Hanes Corporation for their generous donation. We appreciate your patience and cooperation when you visit the various distribution sites. Please drive carefully.

Showing support for National Child Abuse Prevention month!
04/20/2020

Showing support for National Child Abuse Prevention month!

May this day bring you blessings of love, joy, peace and hope.
04/12/2020

May this day bring you blessings of love, joy, peace and hope.

Governor John Bel Edwards
04/06/2020
Governor John Bel Edwards

Governor John Bel Edwards

I want to encourage small business owners across the state to immediately apply for assistance with payroll, rent and other operational expenses through the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

The rollout out of the $349 billion through this program comes at a critical time for our state as we face this public health crisis, but it will not last long as businesses across the country will also apply, which is why our small businesses should not wait for the glitches in the system to be worked out before filling out their applications.

We greatly appreciate the relief it will provide our small businesses that are the backbone of our economy. I know some of our small business owners were discouraged when all the answers were not immediately available but I ask you to not lose hope and continue moving forward to apply for these funds. I have every confidence that those funds will begin to flow as quickly as possible.

#lagov

Beware!!
03/31/2020

Beware!!

Beware of ‘stimulus scammers’ trying to steal your money or identity.

With stimulus money on the verge of being sent to citizens please be vigilant and know the following:

The government will not ask you to pay anything upfront to get this money like upfront fees or charges.

The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number.

Reports of money already available are not true. If anyone tells you they can get you the money, they're a scammer.

Other tips:
Hang up on robocalls and don't press any numbers. Scammers are attempting to sell citizens fake coronavirus treatment and preventatives.

Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits for the COVID-19 virus. Scammers are trying to sell products that aren't proven to treat or prevent the coronavius.

If you are attempting to purchase in-demand items such as; disinfectant stray, hand sanitizer, or protective mask, make sure you are purchasing the items from a trusted website.

The government is advising all COVID-19 relief money will be disbursed by direct bank deposit or a check will be mailed to you. The disbursement will depend on how you filed your 2018 taxes or 2019 if you have already this year.

Chief James F. Blair and the Morgan City Police Department want you to be vigilant so you don't become a victim.
Stay Safe!

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office
03/27/2020

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office

*****UPDATE*****
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WOW!! We are getting some really cool ideas from kids! Keep posting pics of your ideas for staying busy during this "stay home order."
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K9 Jace told us that he's concerned that he's seeing kids hanging out in packs (K9 word for groups) in some neighborhoods, running the risk of being exposed to the COVID-19 virus. The kids are out of school and like K9 Jace, kids love to hang out with their friends.
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He says since he and the other K9s love our kids so much, they want to see them remain healthy as we get through this time.
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K9 Jace recommends the following:
*Stay around the house, and play in your own yard.
*Fall in love with reading! Books have adventures on the pages!
*Video games are cool too.
*Facetime your friends!
*Sidewalk chalk is fun if you tape off shapes and color them in!
*Puzzles are great!
*Help mom out with some chores.
*Board games can be fun too!
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K9 Jace encouraged kids to continue social distancing for a little longer.
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"Just remember, this will help us get past this soon. It's just temporary so find ways to have fun around your house. Post some pics of what fun ideas you have come up with so other kids can see!"

CASA of the 16th JDC Inc.
03/23/2020

CASA of the 16th JDC Inc.

Please share our post to help get the word out. It could help a Former
Foster Youth during this difficult time.

www.togetherwerise.org

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office
03/20/2020

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office

The Sheriff's Gun Range is closed to the public until further notice.

Below is information regarding an update from our Child Support and Juvenile Department during COVID-19.
03/19/2020

Below is information regarding an update from our Child Support and Juvenile Department during COVID-19.

PLEASE BEWARE OF SCAMMERS
03/18/2020

PLEASE BEWARE OF SCAMMERS

***BEWARE OF CORONAVIRUS SCAMMERS***
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Sheriff Blaise Smith is advising the public to be aware of scammers who are trying to take advantage of people during this coronavirus pandemic.
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These scammers are opportunistic criminals who view the situations that are brought about by the pandemic to attempt to trick their victims into entering their scams in order to get money from them.
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Sheriff Smith encourages the public to be skeptical of any contact by text, email, mail, or phone call in which someone is seeking payment by gift card, offering services or products, or sending checks.
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If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Be careful and guard your finances!

COVID-19 CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
03/17/2020

COVID-19 CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office
03/11/2020

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office

2020 Louisiana Sheriff's Association Scholarship Applications Are Now Available!

Applications are available for pick up at the Public Safety Complex located at 4870 N. Main Hwy., St. Martinville, LA (between Breaux Bridge and Parks) and at the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office located at 400 St. Martin Street, St. Martinville, LA., and at all three high schools.

Completed applications must be submitted to Major Ginny Higgins at the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office no later than April 1, 2020.

The mailing address is Att: Major Ginny Higgins, P.O. Box 247, St. Martinville, La. 70582. They can also be dropped off at the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office located at 400 St. Martin Street, St. Martinville, LA., or the Public Safety Complex, 4870 N. Main Hwy. St. Martinville, LA (Between Breaux Bridge and Parks).

For further information in regards to the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program, please contact Major Ginny Higgins at (337) 394-2619.

KATC-TV 3: Acadiana's Newschannel
03/10/2020
KATC-TV 3: Acadiana's Newschannel

KATC-TV 3: Acadiana's Newschannel

A man has been booked on a charge of second degree murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend over the weekend.

Iberia Parish Litter Abatement Program for February 2020
03/04/2020

Iberia Parish Litter Abatement Program for February 2020

Make a connection.  Help Save A Life.Community Training Opportunity!! If you are 15 years of age or older and interested...
02/28/2020

Make a connection. Help Save A Life.

Community Training Opportunity!! If you are 15 years of age or older and interested in seeing how you can help prevent suicide please use the link below to sign up for this FREE training.

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Community Training Opportunity!! If you are 15 years of age or older and interested in seeing how you can help prevent suicide please use the link below to sign up for this FREE training.

https://afsp.wufoo.com/forms/m6vok1q01vya64/

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300 Iberia Street
New Iberia, LA
70560

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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(337) 369-4420

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The 16th Judicial District Attorney's Office handles thousands of felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile, and child support cases in the tri-parish area of Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes.

The most prominent task of the District Attorney's Office is the Criminal Prosecution of all felony and misdemeanor cases. As such, while working close with law enforcement, the office decides who, when, and how prosecution shall proceed. Certain misdemeanors are handled by city prosecutors.

In addition to being in charge and in control of criminal prosecution, the District Attorney's Office Civil Section act as general counsel on the daily affairs of public entities including legal advice, document review, and preparation, mediation / arbitration proceedings, and formal representation involving litigation before courts of law administrative panels or boards of review.

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