The Investigative Unit works closely with law enforcement agencies. This unit helps ensure we have the strongest evidence possible in prosecuting those cases. Our Investigative Unit includes detective-trained personnel and is equipped to assist at crime scenes. They also help detectives as case investigations proceed.
Their work is critical in the courtroom, as we work toward the fair administration of justice in criminal cases.
Representation of Public Bodies
The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s office also currently serves as the legal advisor to many public bodies within the three parishes, including, but not limited to the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury, the West Baton Rouge Parish Council, the Iberville Parish School Board, the West Baton Rouge Parish School Board, the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board, the Iberville Parish Council, and the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District.
This legal representation helps public agencies adhere to current federal and state laws and handles a variety of legal issues of the agencies.
Post Conviction Applications
Assistant District Attorneys review pardon and parole applications of defendants convicted in Iberville, West Baton Rouge & Pointe Coupee Parishes. If the Assistant District Attorney determines that the request is from an inmate whose release poses a danger to others, the request will be opposed.