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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Our D.A. Talks About Fresh Start

District Attorney Warren Montgomery talks to us about the Fresh Start Program, which helps those who qualify, clean their records through a legal process, known as expungement. This can help them get the education and jobs needed to be full participating members of the community.

News

  • Franklinton Man Found Guilty of Falsifying Calls To 9-1-1

    Franklinton Man Found Guilty of Falsifying Calls To 9-1-1

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2019 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish jury found Donald E. Tate, 48, of Franklinton, guilty Wednesday (June 12) of false communication with the intent to cause an emergency response for an incident involving an ex-girlfriend. District Judge William H. Burris is set to sentence Tate on …
  • Grand Jury Charges Folsom Man With Rape and Molestation

    Grand Jury Charges Folsom Man With Rape and Molestation

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2019 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Joshua D. Jones, 34, of Folsom, Tuesday (June 11) with first degree rape of a victim under the age of 13 and molestation of a juvenile. Jones is accused of raping and molesting a victim …
  • LaPlace Man Indicted With Second Degree Murder in Drug Overdose Death

    LaPlace Man Indicted With Second Degree Murder in Drug Overdose Death

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2019 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Danearl Brown, 46, of LaPlace, on a charge of second degree murder in the death of a Mandeville man from a drug overdose. Brown is accused of selling heroin last year to the 47-year-old victim, who …

Accomplishments Since January 2015

If you will read the initial goals I set out to achieve, 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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