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Month: April 2020

Join us to Celebrate National Victim Right’s Week

Please watch this informative video.  National Crime Victims Week is this week. Join me as we honor the bravery, commitment and rights of victim’s and survivors of crime, across the nation and in our own St. Tammany and Washington Parishes.  District Attorney Warren Montgomery and his Team, are proud to work alongside the Office of Justice and ViaLink/2-1-1 to “Seek Justice, Ensure Victims’ Rights and Inspire Hope.”

District Attorney Warren Montgomery Talks with WDSU News On Virtual Court and Avoiding COVID-19 Scams

District Attorney Warren Montgomery spoke to WDSU via video call regarding the new virtual court that can accommodate up to 99 members at a time. The District Attorney also warns about scammers who may try to take advantage of the current COVID-19 situation by manipulating unsuspecting citizens.

Follow the link below to see the interview with WDSU:

https://www.wdsu.com/article/virtual-court-in-session/32072833

District Attorney Warren Montgomery Speaks to FOX 8 About Implementing Video Conferencing to Continue Court Operations

District Attorney Warren Montgomery, Clerk of Court Melissa Henry and District Judge Richard Swartz speak to Rob Masson of Fox 8 about the impact that the Coronavirus has had on hearings and court matters and how some are being handled using Zoom video conferencing.

Click the link below to see more:
https://www.fox8live.com/2020/04/07/st-tammany-justice-system-uses-video-conferencing-continue-operating-through-covid-crisis/

St. Tammany Parish Creates Virtual Court

Through a collaborative effort between the District Attorney’s Office of Warren Montgomery, the Parish Clerk’s Office, the Public Defenders Office, and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, a “Virtual Court” has been created to help continue the criminal justice process. For more details on how the Virtual Court will be proceeding and operating, a PDF document may be downloaded here:

Virtual Court Letter

For those needing a Waiver of Physical Presence form for Virtual Court, click the PDF link here:

Waiver of Physical Presence