The 29th Judicial District Court is a general jurisdiction court for St. Charles parish, comprised of three elected judges, Divisions C, D and E. As a general jurisdiction court, its power and authority extends to all cases of a civil nature including but not limited to disputes between private parties over contract or property rights, claims for personal injury, marriage and family matters, estate, probate and succession rights, and other related matters.
The 29th Judicial District Court also has criminal jurisdiction over misdemeanors, felonies or violations of parish ordinances committed in the territorial jurisdiction of the district and presides over all stages of the criminal proceedings from the setting of bail or other condition of release, the conducting of magistrate court for the determination of bail and probable cause, arraignments, motions and discovery, and the conduct of judge or jury trials on the determination of guilt or innocence, and other related matters.
The territorial jurisdiction of the 29th Judicial District Court is consistent with the political boundaries of St. Charles parish, including but not limited to cities such as Hahnville, Boutte, Destrehan, Luling, Norco and St. Rose. The courthouse where most cases and business are conducted is located at 15045 River Road, Hahnville, Louisiana. Appeals from the 29th Judicial District Court go to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal in Gretna, Louisiana.
Stephen Hébert represents clients in St. Charles parish in criminal cases arising in Hahnville, Boutte, Destrehan, Luling, Norco and St. Rose.