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.

Operating as usual

10/12/2020

All of our offices will reopen Monday, October 12, 2020 for regular business hours.

10/07/2020

As Hurricane Delta approaches our area, all offices of the 16th District Attorney will be closed Thursday, October 8th and Friday, October 9th. Please take necessary precautions to keep your family safe and your property secure. We will monitor the conditions of the storm and will provide updates of office reopenings.

Our office would like to congratulate our Child Support Division in all three parishes for being recognized by the Louis...
09/30/2020

Our office would like to congratulate our Child Support Division in all three parishes for being recognized by the Louisiana Support Enforcement Association at this year's Child Support Conference for receiving the following awards:

1st Place - Most Money Collected
2nd Place - Obligation Establishment %
Most Improved Obligation Establishment %
Most Improved Overall Outstanding Performance
Most Improved Current Support %

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

CASA of the 16th JDC is looking for Child Advocates.   See below for more information.
09/17/2020

CASA of the 16th JDC is looking for Child Advocates. See below for more information.

Serving Iberia, St. Martin, and St. Mary Parishes..

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Today we honor and remember all of those that lost their lives during 9/11.   #NeverForget #UnitedWeStand
09/11/2020

Today we honor and remember all of those that lost their lives during 9/11. #NeverForget #UnitedWeStand

Ricohoc man sentenced to 32 years in wife's death
09/10/2020
Ricohoc man sentenced to 32 years in wife's death

Ricohoc man sentenced to 32 years in wife's death

FRANKLIN — A Ricohoc man was sentenced Wednesday to 32 years at hard labor after being convicted of manslaughter last year in the death of his wife.In December, it took

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
09/01/2020

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Repost from National Domestic Violence Hotline

Everyone deserves a healthy relationship. Some times it can be hard to tell what behaviors are abusive or just unhealthy.

Here are a few behaviors to help determine where your relationship may be.

To check out the relationship spectrum and to learn more visit: bit.ly/2JgQO5W

CASA of the 16th JDC Inc.
09/01/2020

CASA of the 16th JDC Inc.

It takes tremendous community support to achieve our goals, and volunteers are at the very heart of our mission. Whether you want to become an Advocate, help us at the next event, or if you would simply like to make a monetary contribution, get in touch today and see how you can start working to secure permanent, loving homes for the dozens of children in foster care in the 16th Judicial District Court system.
www.casa16jdc.org.
If you have any questions, feel free to call Amy at the office. 8am – 4pm Mon-Thurs or Friday 8-12. 337-359-9016.
There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort.
Thank you from the Board, Staff and Volunteers of CASA of the 16th JDC

Our prayers are with all those affected by Hurricane Laura.
08/28/2020

Our prayers are with all those affected by Hurricane Laura.

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!!!
08/21/2020

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!!!

Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District Press Release
08/18/2020

Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District Press Release

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations to address persistent mosquito populations Tuesday (8/18) and Wednesday (8/19) evenings

St. Martin Parish Government
08/17/2020

St. Martin Parish Government

As a reminder, the Louisiana Department of Health is conducting NO Cost COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. tomorrow, August 18 at Stephensville Elementary School.

Fifteen Apps Parents Should Know About
08/17/2020

Fifteen Apps Parents Should Know About

The Sarasota County (Fla.) Sheriff's Dept. released these 15 mobile apps it claims are dangerous for children, in which they could encounter bullying or sexual predators.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SARASOTA COUNTY FLA. SHERIFF'S DEPT.

Wishing everyone a Happy Monday!!!
08/10/2020

Wishing everyone a Happy Monday!!!

#FactFriday
08/07/2020

#FactFriday

#FactFriday

08/07/2020
Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons Day
07/30/2020

Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons Day

Human trafficking often intersects with domestic violence in a variety of ways. They both overlap in the pattern of behaviors that abusers and traffickers use to exert power and control over a victim and victims are subject to the same physical violence, emotional manipulation, and control that exist in domestic violence relationships.

Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons Day and is an opportunity to promote and protect the rights of victims and raise awareness and educate others about this alarming human rights issue. To learn more about human trafficking click the following link: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/type-trafficking/human-trafficking

CASA of the 16th JDC Inc.
07/28/2020

CASA of the 16th JDC Inc.

Speak for children who need your advocacy. The mission of CASA of the 16th JDC is to recruit, train and engage community volunteers to advocate for abused or neglected children in the 16th Judicial District Court system. Call us today to learn how you can help.

Did you Know? #DVFacts
07/27/2020

Did you Know? #DVFacts

#FactFriday Alcohol and drugs do not cause domestic violence. Domestic violence is caused by an abuser’s choice to use violence. Many people who abuse substances do not perpetrate domestic violence, although abusers have statically high rates of substance abuse. The abuser is usually both abusive and violent when sober and when under the influence. Intoxication and addiction are often used as excuses for the abusive behavior.
#DvFacts

Louisiana Highway Safety Commission
07/20/2020

Louisiana Highway Safety Commission

On average, nearly two children under 13 were killed in a car crash every day in 2018 in the U.S.

Make sure your child is buckled up and in #TheRightSeat.

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office
07/17/2020

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office

Congratulations To The 25th Juvenile Officer Academy Class On Their Graduation

The two-week eighty hour Academy that concluded on Friday, July 10, 2020, included training in Interview and Interrogation, Juvenile Laws, Physical And Sexual Abuse Investigations, Computer Crimes Against Children, Amber Alert, Review of Children's Code, along with several other topics of instruction.

Thank you to all of the instructors from the following agencies: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Attorney General's Office, Louisiana State Police, 31st and 16th Judicial District Attorney's Office and the Office of Juvenile Justice, who took time out of their schedules to teach at the Academy.

The Deputies and Officers that graduated from the Juvenile Officer Academy under the direction of Annette LeBlanc were from the following agencies:

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office-Deputy Marcel Delahoussaye
Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office-Deputy Shuntell March
Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office-Deputy Michael Crommelin
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office-Deputy Jessica DePhillips
Tangihahoa Parish Sheriff's Office-Deputy Lindell Bridges
Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office-Deputy Daniel Rowe
Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office-Deputy Nick Miller
St. John The Baptist Sheriff's Office-Deputy Harris Farlough
Washington Police Department-Officer Latoya Trent
Breaux Bridge Police Department-Officer Ava Mouton
Port Barre Police Department-Officer Christy Janise
Deridder Police Department-Officer Amanda Westmoreland
Thibodaux Police Department-Officer Karissa Waguespack
Thibodaux Police Department-Officer Dion Pearson

Good luck to all of you!

Happy Friday!!!
07/17/2020

Happy Friday!!!

CASA of the 16th JDC Inc.
07/14/2020

CASA of the 16th JDC Inc.

The mission of CASA of the 16th JDC is to recruit, train and engage community volunteers to advocate for abused or neglected children in the 16th Judicial District Court system. Reach out to us today to learn how you can advocate for children in need of care.

How do abusers isolate victims of domestic violence?
07/11/2020

How do abusers isolate victims of domestic violence?

Isolation is a method abusers use to gain power and control over a victim. They gain this control by using several different tactics. They demand loyalty to them over others. As access to support and resources diminishes, victims become more dependent on their partner and are more likely stay with an abuser. Once a victim is completely reliant on an abuser, their abusive behaviors often escalates and become more severe.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!
07/04/2020

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Offices closures for Friday, July 3, 2020.
07/03/2020

Offices closures for Friday, July 3, 2020.

Congratulations Sheriff Blaise Smith!
07/02/2020

Congratulations Sheriff Blaise Smith!

Sheriff Blaise Smith was sworn in today by Tony Saleme at the Franklin Courthouse as he begins his first full term as Sheriff of St. Mary Parish. .
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Sheriff Smith, known as a "hands-on" type of Sheriff, said that he will continue to go on patrol with the deputies and work with them. His plans are to carry on along the same paths of improvements that he has put into motion.
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"We want to continue on the path we are on because we have had such a good response from the public," he said during an interview after the ceremony. "The most important thing is to talk to people in the community. People need to have a voice, and I want to be their voice."
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When asked about the fiscal responsibilities for the upcoming term, he referred to the success of controlling excessive spending which will continue.
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"Since I took office, it was the first time in 23 years that we did not have to borrow money, so we are going to continue on that path, doing what we are doing. We control the spending and we don't have any wasteful spending going on now. I am responsible for the taxpayer's money and I want to spend it accordingly."
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Read the full press release here: https://www.stmaryso.com/press_view.php?id=1955
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#StMaryStrong #ContinueTheImprovements #MoreProgressComing

Congratulations Sheriff Becket Breaux
07/01/2020

Congratulations Sheriff Becket Breaux

Sheriff Becket Breaux Sworn In As New Sheriff Of St. Martin Parish

With his family by his side, Sheriff Becket Breaux was sworn in this morning by the Honorable Judge Anthony Thibodeaux. Sheriff Breaux is looking forward to serving the residents of St. Martin Parish and is excited about working alongside his new team.

The newly designed St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office vehicles were also unveiled today, and will be utilized by the Patrol Division and the new Criminal Patrol Division. The Criminal Patrol Division will proactively patrol throughout St. Martin Parish in an effort to curtail criminal activity. This is just the first of many positive changes that will be taking place within the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office over the next several months.

Sheriff Breaux and his team will be working diligently to keep the streets of St. Martin Parish safe.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office
07/01/2020

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office

Did you know...
-the 10th leading cause for death among the population at large is suicide.
-on an average, a suicide occurs every 11.7 minutes.
-Across the U.S., 123 individuals are lost to suicide each day.
-Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for teens and young adults.
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With sobering statistics like these and other statistics for first responders and military veterans, Sheriff Blaise Smith authorized four deputies to attend an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Workshop on June 29-30 at the Louisiana State Police Academy in Baton Rouge.
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The participants learned how to recognize warning signs and how to conduct an intervention in order to help keep the person safer and get them assistance. The ASIST method is often referred to as "suicide first aid" and is focused on intervention to prevent suicide.
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The intense 2-day workshop involves learning the methodology of the ASIST plan as well as scenario-based practicals in order to prepare the participants to utilize the tools.
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The deputies who were sent to the training are Ashleigh Wilson, Tameisha Toulouse, Oscar West, and David Spencer.
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#StopTheEpidemic #YourLifeMatters #AssistingLife #SMPSO #StMaryStrong

New Iberia Police Department
06/26/2020

New Iberia Police Department

The New Iberia Police Department is asking for your help with identifying an individual responsible for discharging a firearm within the city limits.

On the morning of June 25, 2020, Officers were dispatched to the area of Weeks Street and Hacker Street to investigate a report of gunshots in the area. During the investigation, Officers were able to determine a male subject wearing black shorts and a white t-shirt fired a handgun multiple times in the area. Video footage of the subject was obtained.

Anyone able to identify the individual are asked contact Iberia Crime Stoppers at 364-TIPS or submit your tip at www.P3TIPS.com. Individuals with information may also contact the New Iberia Police Department at (337) 369-2306. All tips will remain anonymous.

Address

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

Telephone

(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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