15th Judicial District, LA Public Defender’s Lafayette Parish Office

15th Judicial District, LA Public Defender’s Lafayette Parish Office

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The 15th Judicial District Public Defender’s Office has a branch office located in Lafayette, LA. With District Defenders, attorneys and other support staff working on a full-time basis, the 15th Judicial District Office serves clients in Lafayette Parish. The public defender handles only criminal cases in District or City Court. They specialize in Felonies—everything from the most serious murder cases down to Second Offense Possession of Marijuana and Third Offense DWI. The Lafayette Public Defenders also handles Juvenile cases and Misdemeanor cases, including first and second DWIs, fighting, first Possession of Marijuana, and other minor offenses. The Public Defender Program of the 15th Judicial District is a client-centered public legal services program, created as a governmental subdivision devoted to the vindication of the Right to Counsel. The office will center upon what is best for the client, including implementing best practices of reform, supervision, and expanded vision of the Public Defender Profession, with a firm commitment to fiscal responsibility and respect for victims and other professionals in the Criminal Justice System. If the court has assigned a public defender to your case in Lafayette Parish, please contact the District Defender in the 15th Judicial District Public Defender’s Lafayette Office using the contact information listed here.
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