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

  • December 8th – Offices Open Until 11:30 AM

    December 8th – Offices Open Until 11:30 AM

    The Office of the District Attorney, St. Tammany Parish will be open today, December 8th from 8AM-11:30AM.
  • Mandeville Snowball Stand Owner Pleads Guilty to Paying Teen Girls for Sex Acts

    Mandeville Snowball Stand Owner Pleads Guilty to Paying Teen Girls for Sex Acts

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 4, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Anthony Barton Fortune, 57, owner of a Mandeville snowball stand, pleaded guilty as charged Monday (Dec. 4) to paying four teenage girls money and drugs for sexual favors. District Judge Peter Garcia sentenced him to a total of 15 years in prison. …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery Helps Nearly 100 People Get Fresh Start with Expungements

    D.A. Warren Montgomery Helps Nearly 100 People Get Fresh Start with Expungements

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 1, 2017 D.A. Warren Montgomery Helps Nearly 100 People Get Fresh Start with Expungements A new program implemented by District Attorney Warren Montgomery assisted nearly 100 men and women in getting a fresh start by clearing old arrests and convictions for relatively minor crimes from their criminal records. The Fresh Start …

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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