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If a defendant is represented, call their attorney.  If they are not represented, call the jail (337) 824-3850 to determine if a bond has been set.  

A traffic ticket is paid at Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office (337) 824-3850 located at 1530 Shankland Avenue in Jennings, LA.  Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  You can also pay online

If it is an emergency, call 911 immediately.  In instances where you need to report a crime, call 911 or your local law enforcement agency. 

Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office(337) 824-3850

Jennings Police Department: (337) 821-5513

Elton Police Department:  337) 584-2200

Fenton Police Department:  (337) 756-2321

Lake Arthur Police Department:  (337) 774-2411

Welsh Police Department:  (337) 734-2626

Notice is sent out for court dates by the Clerk of Court.  If you have not received notice, please call the Clerk of Court at (337) 824-1160 to update your address.

An assistant district attorney reviews cases brought to the District Attorney's Office by law enforcement agencies.  The attorney reviews the reports in light of current law and evidence available to decide the appropriate filing decisions.

The District Attorney's office does not handle custody disputes.

Contact our office (337) 824-1893 and ask to speak with Julie Marceaux or Torrie Thibodeaux.

An arraignment is a court hearing in which the defendant is formally charged with an offense.   The defendant enters a plea of guilty or not guilty at this hearing and is then set for trial.

Yes.  You must go to court.  If you fail to do so without calling the district attorney's office, the judge may impose a fine or jail sentence.