The 25th Judicial District Court is a general jurisdiction court for Plaquemines parish, comprised of two elected judges, Divisions A and B. As a general jurisdiction court, its power and authority extends to all cases of a civil nature including but not limited to disputes between private parties over contract or property rights, claims for personal injury, marriage and family matters, estate, probate and succession rights, and other related matters.
The 25th Judicial District Court also has criminal jurisdiction over misdemeanors, felonies or violations of parish ordinances committed in the territorial jurisdiction of the district and presides over all stages of the criminal proceedings from the setting of bail or other condition of release, the conducting of magistrate court for the determination of bail and probable cause, arraignments, motions and discovery, and the conduct of judge or jury trials on the determination of guilt or innocence, and other related matters.
The territorial jurisdiction of the 25th Judicial District Court is consistent with the political boundaries of Plaquemines parish, including but not limited to cities such as Belle Chasse, Braithwaite, Port Sulphur, Buras and Venice. The 25th Judicial District Court conducts business at the following two locations: (1) 301 Main St., Belle Chasse, Louisiana; and (2) 450 F. Edward Hebert Blvd., Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Appeals from 25th Judicial District Court go to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans, Louisiana.
If you have been arrested in Belle Chasse, Braithwaite, Port Sulphur, Buras or Venice, contact Stephen Hébert.