Happy Independence Month!

 

July 2nd: The day the Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Great Britain.

July 4th: The day Congress approved the final text of the Declaration.

August 2nd: The day most of the delegates signed the Declaration.

No matter what day we celebrate our Independence – we celebrate – as one, to reaffirm our commitment, as a country, to Freedom, to Liberty and Justice.

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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 Statment

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 doingRead more

A New Face in the St. Tammany D.A.’s Office


News

  • Statement from District Attorney Warren Montgomery on Shane Gates Case

    Statement from District Attorney Warren Montgomery on Shane Gates Case

    My office has re-examined the Shane Gates case and found there is sufficient evidence to prosecute the outstanding misdemeanor DWI and resisting arrest charges. Mr. Gates failed to appear in court more than 18 months ago, and a judge issued a warrant for his arrest. However, my office has notified Mr. Gates through his legal …
  • Assistant District Attorneys Provide Special Training for Slidell Police Department

    Assistant District Attorneys Provide Special Training for Slidell Police Department

          For five straight Wednesdays in July, attorneys from the District Attorney’s Office in Covington provided training for the Slidell Police Department to help officers strengthen the materials they present for prosecution and improve their court appearances as witnesses. Chief of Trials Bruce Dearing and several other Assistant District Attorneys conducted the seminars …
  • Slidell Man Admits to Downloading 350 Photos of Child Pornography

    Slidell Man Admits to Downloading 350 Photos of Child Pornography

    COVINGTON—A 56-year-old Slidell man pled guilty Monday to 35 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles, two counts of production of pornography involving juveniles, and one count of aggravated incest after an investigation turned up more than 350 such images on his computer. Each possession count represents 10 images. Judge Elaine DiMiceli, sitting in temporarily …
  • Slidell Man Receives Life Sentence for Second Degree Murder

    Slidell Man Receives Life Sentence for Second Degree Murder

    COVINGTON— District Judge Allison Penzato sentenced Bobby Isidore, 21, to life in prison Monday (July 27) for his role in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man nearly two years ago during a purported marijuana sale. Isidore’s conviction of second degree murder on July 9 carried an automatic life sentence. The victim, Leighton Powe Jr., …
  • Jury Convicts Pearl River Man of Multiple Drug Charges

    Jury Convicts Pearl River Man of Multiple Drug Charges

    FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish jury found Warren Gonzales, 33, of Pearl River, guilty Wednesday (July 22) of six counts of drug possession, resulting from a police traffic stop in January, when officers discovered heroin, morphine, hydrocodone, and other prescription drugs. As a multiple offender, Gonzales faces up to life imprisonment when Judge Martin E. Coady sentences …