A Message from Our District Attorney

As District Attorney, the principle by which I will run this office is to make decisions based on the merits, based on the facts, based on hard work and the results of that hard work. That’s the American way, the American Dream. We are blessed to live where we live. This is a great community. This is a great place to raise a family. This is a great place to start a business. This a great place to seek and follow the American Dream. And the reason that these things are true is, the people who live here. That’s what makes this a great community.

Mission Statement

The Office of District Attorney of the 22nd Judicial District is dedicated to the pursuit of truth and justice, protecting the public and serving our community through the ethical prosecution of criminal offenses and civil matters while safeguarding the rights of all citizens, including the accused.

Goals

▪ To help improve the quality of life for all residents of Washington and St. Tammany Parishes

▪ Create and maintain open communication to promote the best interests of the community, ensuring that the public is kept informed of the work we are doing

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News

  • All Office are Open Today – 1/16/18

    All Office are Open Today – 1/16/18

  • Former Teacher and Scout Leader Convicted of Child Pornography and Molestation

    Former Teacher and Scout Leader Convicted of Child Pornography and Molestation

    December 15, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Dennis C. Mischler, 65, of Covington, guilty of two counts of oral sexual battery, molestation of a juvenile, and 54 counts of pornography involving juveniles. The jury deliberated 58 minutes before returning the verdict to District Judge August. J. Hand. …
  • Covington Man Convicted in Hotel Murder Last Fall

    Covington Man Convicted in Hotel Murder Last Fall

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 12, 2017 Covington Man Convicted in Hotel Murder Last Fall COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Demetri Antonio James, 20, of Covington, guilty of second degree murder for shooting a man to death in a Covington motel last year. James faces a mandatory life sentence …

Accomplishments Since January 2015

If you will read the initial goals I set out to achieve on the left side of this page, you’ll find that I, along with my fantastic staff, have accomplished many of those goals:

  1. Created more transparent office
  2. Hired top-notch staff (55% of ADAs and 50% of investigators new)
  3. Created Screening Department
  4. Improved Domestic Violence Unit
  5. Enhanced use of Specialty Courts and helped create new Veterans Court
  6. Upgraded technology office-wide
  7. Created employee manual
  8. Stabilized budget
  9. Created Financial Assistance Program for indigent defendants to participate in Diversion Program
  10. Work more closely with Law enforcement agencies

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