21st Judicial District, LA Public Defender’s St. Helena Office
The 21st Judicial District Public Defender’s Office has a branch office located in Amite, LA. With District Defenders, attorneys and other support staff working on a full-time basis, the 21st Judicial District Office serves clients in St. Helena Parish. This office provides legal representation to people charged with a misdemeanor, felony, capital appellate and post-conviction matters. Their mission is to advocate for clients, support practitioners and protects the public by continually improving the services guaranteed by the constitutional right to counsel. In addition, this office aims to prevent wrongful convictions, protect due process and constitutional rights, increase public safety, promote fiscal responsibility, and support economic growth throughout Louisiana. The Lousiana Public Defender Board (LPDB) oversees the work of the 21st Judicial District Office of the Public Defender. Moreover, the LPDB promotes the fundamental values of fairness, compassion and client-centeredness to ensure the respect of each practitioner and the dignity of every client by improving the delivery of public defense services in Louisiana. If the court has assigned a public defender to your case in St. Helena Parish, please contact the District Defender in the 21st Judicial District Public Defender’s Amite Office using the contact information listed here.