42nd Judicial District, LA Public Defender’s Office
The 42nd Judicial District Public Defender’s Office is located in Mansfield, LA. With District Defenders, attorneys and other support staff, the 42nd Judicial District Office serve clients in Desoto Parish. This office provides legal representation to people charged with a misdemeanor, felony, capital appellate and post-conviction matters. Their mission is to advocate for clients, support practitioners and protects the public by continually improving the services guaranteed by the constitutional right to counsel. In addition, this office aims to prevent wrongful convictions, protect due process and constitutional rights, increase public safety, promote fiscal responsibility, and support economic growth throughout Louisiana. The Lousiana Public Defender Board (LPDB) oversees the work of the 42nd Judicial District Office of the Public Defender. Moreover, the LPDB supervises the public defender system through on-site evaluations, intensive financial reporting requirements, relevant and accurate data collection, and monitored compliance with approved policies and performance standards. If the court has assigned a public defender to your case in Desoto Parish, please contact the District Defender in the 42nd Judicial District Public Defender’s Office using the contact information listed here.