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 doingRead more

2017 National Victims’ Right’s Week – Celebration of Survival

News

  • D.A. Discusses Domestic Violence Division on The Lake 94.7

    D.A. Discusses Domestic Violence Division on The Lake 94.7

    On June 15, 2017 D.A. Montgomery caught up with Rick Clasen of The Lake 94.7 to discuss the Domestic Violence Division of the District Attorney’s Office.
  • 6/22/2017 – Justice Center will be OPEN Today

    6/22/2017 – Justice Center will be OPEN Today

    Please be advised that the Justice Center and the District Attorney’s Office will be open today. If you have any issues getting to work please contact your supervisor. Keep up with local weather and BE SAFE!
  • Franklinton Man Gets 15 Years for Armed Robbery

    Franklinton Man Gets 15 Years for Armed Robbery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Lavarion Savon Jefferson, 18, of Franklinton, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence for armed robbery with a firearm. Judge Pro Tempore Don Fendlason sentenced Jefferson on June 12 to 10 years …
  • Former Fontainebleau High School Coach Pleads Guilty to Molesting Student

    Former Fontainebleau High School Coach Pleads Guilty to Molesting Student

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that William L. Leto, 38, of Bush, a former math teacher and assistant girls’ basketball coach at Fontainebleau High School in Mandeville, pleaded guilty Monday (June 19) to molestation of a juvenile by a teacher. District Judge Richard Swartz, Jr., sentenced Leto to five …
  • 6/21/17 Justice Center is OPEN

    6/21/17 Justice Center is OPEN

    Please be advised that our Office will be open today. If you have any ssues getting to work please contact your supervisor. Keep up with local weather and BE SAFE!