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A former client of St. John the Baptist Parish Public Defender Lisa Parker thanks her for going above and beyond when she saved him from an Angola sentence and got him acquitted in 10 minutes. Click on the video to the right for the full story!

As of February 1, 2018, Public Defenders Office address will be: 425 West Airline Highway, Suite D Laplace, LA 70068-3825‚Äč

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Reserve woman who shot neighbor in chest claims self-defense, acquitted at trial.  Click here to view full story.

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The St. John Public Defenders Office provides quality, professional, and caring legal representation for adults and juveniles, who are eligible for court-appointed counsel in the 40th Judicial District of Louisiana. 

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We handle misdemeanor, felony, delinquency, abuse & neglect cases, and defense of criminal matters involving child support enforcement. It is our goal to provide zealous defense of the indigent and protect the guarantees of the Louisiana and United States Constitutions.