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Kristine Russell     

LAFOURCHE PARISH DISTRICT ATTORNEY 

Lafourche Parish District Attorney

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OFFICE HOURS

For your convenience, our office has an Assistant District Attorney available from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday though Friday to answer your questions, provided that you do not already have an outside attorney representing you.  Please call (985) 447-2003 and ask for the assistant on duty.

PARISH GOVERNMENT AND BOARDS  -

The Lafourche Parish District Attorney is the statutory legal advisor to the Parish Government and to all Parish Board and Commissions. In her capacity as legal advisor, the District Attorney works closely with Parish Council and the Parish President to protect the interests of Lafourche Parish. The District Attorney's Office also makes itself available to answer questions and provide legal advice to Parish Boards and Commissions.

SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT (Read more...)

  • Project L.E.A.D. (Legal Enrichment and Decision-Making)

  • Domino Effect

  • Violence Intervention Program (VIP)

  • District Attorney Truancy Program (DATE)

  • Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying

 

***HIGHLIGHTS***

November 6, 2017

DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TO PROVIDE CHILD SUPPORT

SERVICES AT GALLIANO OFFICE

THIBODAUX – Beginning November 14, the Lafourche Parish District Attorney’s Office will provide child support services every Tuesday morning at its Galliano office.

"We need to lessen the burden on parents who live in the South Lafourche community who depend on our office to obtain child support," said District Attorney Kristine Russell. "It may not always be convenient for those who need to meet with our support staff to drive to Thibodaux. We want them to have the option to meet with us in their own community."

The District Attorney’s satellite office is located adjacent to the Lafourche Parish public library in the Tarpon Heights shopping center. Child support personnel will staff the Galliano office every Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon.

 

November 14, 2017

LAFOURCHE PARISH GRAND JURY INDICTS TWO DEFENDANTS TUESDAY

THIBODAUX – A Lafourche Parish Grand Jury returned indictments in two separate criminal cases Tuesday, with each defendant facing possible life sentences if convicted.

Both cases were presented to the grand jury by First Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Richard.

Brhian Thomas, 37, was indicted on one count of second degree murder.  Thomas is alleged to have shot twenty-nine year old Deeric Raymond on September 4, 2017.  Raymond’s body was found slumped in the passenger seat of a car parked at the Solar trailer park in Thibodaux.

Second degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.  Thomas is currently incarcerated in lieu of a $500,000 bond.  His arraignment on the charge is set for November 15.

Teles Guidry, 36, was indicted for first degree rape and second degree battery.  Guidry is accused of beating and raping the victim on August 31 of this year.  The crime is alleged to have occurred in the Raceland area.

First degree rape carries a mandatory penalty of life in prison without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.  Second degree battery can be punished by imprisonment of up to eight years, and a fine of not more than two thousand dollars.

Guidry’s arraignment is scheduled for November 15.  He is currently free after posting a $130,000 bond.