Meet the District Attorney


The 23rd JDA has the responsibility and authority to investigate and prosecute crimes in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption and St. James. In Addition, your District Attorney’s office handles a wide variety of other matteres within the district including child support enforcement, juvenile matters, and the civil represntation of most of the public entities located in the 23rd Judicial District. Ricky Babin, who was elected twice by the residents of that tri-parish area, is the District Attorney. Joining District Attorney Babin is a team of Assistant District Attorneys, Researchers, Investigators and Administrative and Support staff, all focused on one common goal, – the full and effective prosecutions of criminals in order to keep our tri-parish area the safest it can be. We invite you to take a look at our landing page, where you will find useful information on many services we offer, along with a personnel list so you can reach the right people at the right time.  You’ll be pleased with the changes we’ve made to allow  all residents of Ascension, Assumption and and St. James easy and informative access at the click at of a button.


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What does the DA do?

The District Arttorney’s Office prosecutes crimes against state laws and local ordinances and is staffed by attorneys who present the state’s evidence to a judge or jury for a determination of guilt or innocence. Louisiana is divided into districts each consisting of parishes and the 23rd Judicial District consists of Ascension, Assumption, and St. James Parish.

Other Duties include:
  • Conduct a Grand Jury Investigation
  • Decide Whether to Prosecute
  • Investigate Evidence
  • Offer Plea Bargins
  • Conduct Trials
  • Litigate Appeals