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


  • Wendell Lachney pleads guilty to killing 9-year-old girl in drunk driving crash

    A Jefferson Parish judge on Tuesday (Sept. 20) sentenced Wendell Lachney to 30 years in prison, after the defendant admitted that he was highly intoxicated when he crashed his car into a minivan at high speed on a West Bank highway, causing the death of a 9-year-old girl and injuring …
  • Maurice Ervin sentenced to 55 years for Harahan carjacking conviction

    A Jefferson Parish judge on Monday (Sept. 19) sentenced Maurice Ervin to 55 years in prison for his conviction of carjacking a couple in East Jefferson. Ervin, 16, who was prosecuted as an adult, was convicted as charged last week of two counts of armed robbery with a firearm in …
  • Jalen Harvey guilty in Joseph Vindel’s marketplace app murder

    A Jefferson Parish jury on Thursday night (Sept. 1) deliberated 45 minutes in finding Jalen Harvey guilty of killing Joseph Vindel, a New Orleans man who was trying to sell his dirt bike through an online marketplace app last year when he was shot. Harvey, 22, of Harvey, is guilty …
  • Steven Tate, 2nd man convicted in Gretna murder, sentenced to life in prison

    A Jefferson Parish judge has sentenced Steven Tate to life in prison for his conviction in the shooting death of Ethan Allen, a Marrero man who was killed during a robbery attempt in Gretna. Tate, 25, of Metairie, was convicted by a unanimous jury on Aug. 10 of second-degree murder. …
  • Corey Woods convicted anew in Bunche Village triple-murder

    A Jefferson Parish jury on Friday (Aug. 19) convicted Corey Woods of killing three people, including the 16-year-old younger sister of his intended victim, while they sat inside a car in East Jefferson’s Bunche Village neighborhood. Woods, 37, of Metairie, who is known as “Cocomo,” is guilty as charged of …





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.