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Calcasieu Parish Adult Drug Court
The Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office offers information about the 14th Judicial District Adult Drug Treatment Court Program, which can set up a treatment plan in lieu of incarceration for some offenders.
Calcasieu Parish Juvenile Programs and Services
View information about probation and other programs for juveniles in Calcasieu Parish, including Families in Need of Services, Juvenile Drug Court, child advocacy for abused children, shoplifting accountability, and truancy. Ansers to frequently asked questions about juvenile procedure are also provided. Links are on the left side of the page.
Calcasieu Parish Pre-Trial Diversion
The Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office offers information about its Pre-Trial Diversion program, which can result in dismissal of charges for some offenders who complete a community service and educational program and pay fees and restitution.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Louisiana, including local housing counseling agencies and a link to legal aid providers.
Louisiana Crime Victim Compensation
View information about the Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Fund, which provides crime victims with financial compensation for expenses resulting from certain crimes. Eligibility criteria and links to claim forms are provided.
Louisiana Drug Courts
View information about Louisiana drug courts, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders. A downloadable brochure shows locations of adult and juvenile drug courts and Family Preservation Courts in Louisiana.
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Louisiana Protective Order Information
View information about protective orders issued by courts to require one person to stay away from another. Types of orders, effectiveness, procedures, and enforcement are included.
Louisiana State Bar Legal Information
The Louisiana State Bar Association offers information about automobile insurance, bankruptcy, consumer law, divorce, community property, wills and estates, the judicial system, being a witness, equal credit opportunity, employee rights, identity theft, mental health treatment, and representing yourself in court.
Louisiana State Law Library
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Louisiana Traffic and Motor Vehicles
The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles offers information related to traffic laws, motor vehicle laws, and driver's licenses. Driving records may be obtained online for a fee.
Lake Charles City Court Civil Information
View information about civil procedure in Lake Charles City Court.
Lake Charles City Court Eviction Information
View information about eviction procedures in Lake Charles City Court. Links to downloadble instructions, a list of evictions, and a list of five-day notices are included.
Lake Charles City Court Expungement Information
View information about expungement of criminal records in Lake Charles City Court, with links to required forms.
Lake Charles City Court Traffic and Criminal Information
View information about traffic and criminal procedure in Lake Charles City Court, including citation payments, court dates, pleas, witnesses, warrants, and license suspension/revocation.
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Attorney Fee Dispute Resolution
The Louisiana State Bar Association offers information about its Lawyer Fee Dispute Resolution Program, including guidelines, a description of the process, and downloadable program rules and petition to arbitrate legal fees.
Calcasieu Parish Victim/Witness Help
The Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office Victim/Witness Assistance Program provides crime victims and witnesses with information about the criminal process, court accompaniment, case status notification, referrals, and assistance with victim impact statements.
Calcasieu Parish Worthless Check Collection
The Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office offers information about its worthless check collection program, and a downloadable merchant package with documents to process worthless checks.
Complaints About Louisiana Judges
The Judiciary Commission of Louisiana offers information about judicial ethics and conduct, procedural rules, and a judicial misconduct complaint form.
Entertainment Law Legal Assistance
The Arts Council of New Orleans offers information about its Entertainment Law Legal Assistance Project, which provides free legal services to low-income artists, musicians, and non-profit organizations.
Louisiana Attorney Complaints and Discipline
The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board offers an online complaint form and filing instructions, information about the complaint and disciplinary process, recent attorney discipline decisions, and a search of attorney status by name.
Louisiana Consumer Protection and Fair Housing
The Public Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General provides information about consumer protection, fair housing enforcement, disaster fraud, and automobile fraud. Publications, consumer tips, and an online consumer complaint form are included.
Louisiana Legal Assistance
Search a directory of organizations offering free and low-cost legal services by program name or parish.
Louisiana Public Defender Information
The Louisiana Public Defender Board offers information about criminal defense services for low-income adult and juvenile defendants; a clickable map with links to each district's information; a search for office locations by parish, district, or District Defender name; and a list of office locations for related programs.
Southwest Louisiana Lawyers
The Southwest Louisiana Law Center provides low-cost sliding-scale civil legal assistance to residents of southwest Louisiana who do not qualify for free legal aid.
State Bar Association Lawyer Directory
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Forms and related information
Louisiana Protective Order Forms and Instructions
View and download Louisiana protection order forms and instructions, including domestic abuse, dating violence, post-separation family violence, stalking, generic restraining orders, peace bonds, bail restrictions, and conditions of release and probation.
Lake Charles City Court Forms
View and download forms for use in Lake Charles City Court.
Online fine payments
Pay Calcasieu Parish Traffic Pre-Trial Intervention Fines
Pay Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office traffic pre-trial intervention fines online by issuing agency. Driver safety information and voluntary request form must be read and acknowledged before submitting payment. A processing fee applies.
Pay City of Lake Charles Parking Tickets
Pay City of Lake Charles parking tickets online. A service fee applies.
Pay Lake Charles City Court Tickets
Pay Lake Charles City Court traffic tickets online. A service fee applies.