Effective Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, Jefferson Parish requires that face coverings be worn in all parish government buildings. This includes both vaccinated and unvaccinated members of the public and all Jefferson Parish employees.  The Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office will be requiring face coverings to be worn as well.


This office remains committed to protecting the citizens of this great parish by fairly prosecuting those who commit crime and assisting those who are unfortunate victims.

Our site is designed to provide you with two kinds of information. First, for those of you who need to conduct business with our office, it is our hope to provide you with helpful information that will allow us to serve you better. Second, there are links to educational materials that will help to prevent you and your family from being victims of crime.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our site and please check back regularly for any updates or new information.

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Paul Connick,
Jefferson Parish District Attorney


  • Convicted of role in Metairie robbery murder, Calvin King sentenced to life in prison

    A Jefferson Parish judge on Wednesday (Dec. 15) sentenced Calvin King to a mandatory life sentence in prison for his conviction of the second-degree murder of Javier Sanchez. Sanchez, 26, was forcibly removed from his Metairie apartment during an armed robbery on the night of Nov. 2, 2007. He was …
  • Metairie man convicted of domestic abuse by strangulation

    A Jefferson Parish jury has found Jose Sagastume guilty of strangling his wife during an argument in their Metairie home. Sagastume, 34, was convicted as charged of domestic abuse by strangulation for the Sept. 15, 2019, incident. According to evidence presented at trial, Sagastume returned home from a night out …
  • Jury rejects self-defense claim, convicts man of Metairie barroom killing

    A Jefferson Parish jury on Thursday (Nov. 10) found Maurice “Marlo” Leach guilty of manslaughter for fatally shooting Michael Shawn Brown in a Metairie lounge. Leach, 35, also was found guilty of obstruction of justice, for removing and discarding the pistol he used to kill Brown about 4 a.m., on …
  • Kenner man faces life in prison for 2018 murder

    A Jefferson Parish jury on Thursday night (Oct. 21) found Lanard Lavigne guilty as charged of the second-degree murder of Kerwin Conner in their Kenner neighborhood. Lavigne, 25, also was convicted as charged of aggravated criminal damage to property, for the damage his 9mm bullets caused to occupied apartments as …
  • Kenner man convicted of raping a child

    A Jefferson Parish jury on Thursday evening (June 3) found Tobe Lawrence Jr. guilty as charged of raping a child during a 7-year period.  Lawrence, 59, of Kenner, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison for his conviction of first-degree rape of a victim under the age of 12. …





The mission of the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office is to ensure that justice is served by protecting the citizens of our Parish without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. Our office always will maintain the highest level of honesty, integrity, transparency, and accountability to our community. While our goal is to vigorously prosecute violent and habitual offenders, we also are committed to crime prevention through the implementation of innovative programs designed to break the cycle of crime.