In consideration of the public safety recommendations from our public health agencies, and in compliance with the Order of the Supreme Court of Louisiana dated March 16, 2020, we are postponing all criminal jury trials scheduled to commence from today’s Order date to March 27, 2020. All parties will receive written notice of their new court appearance at the address provided to the Court. Further delays may be ordered by the Supreme Court in the weeks to come.
· All criminal initial appearances for adults and juveniles, arraignments for incarcerated individuals and all bond hearings will continue as scheduled and will be conducted with the use of telephone or video conferencing.
· Until further notice, the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office will remain open and staffed during normal business hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
· Walk-ins will be discouraged during this time in order to do our part to lower the spread of the coronavirus. We do encourage all individuals to phone in for assistance.
We are in constant communication with all local, state and federal officials regarding the ever-changing progress of the COVID-19 outbreak. All communications to the public will be posted on our website at www.calcasieuda.org , our Facebook page and in the news media.