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The Criminal Department is responsible for the filing of all formal charges from the 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office in the Parish of Union, Louisiana. This department handles all charges that fall under the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedures and occur within the Parish of Union.

At the request of the State or defendant the Criminal Department will issue a subpoena to witness requiring their process in court.  Please use these forms to request us to issue said subpoena:

The Criminal Department consists of Minute Clerks and Processing Deputy Clerks.

  • Minute Clerks are responsible for transcribing an outline of what occurs in court, administering the oath to all jurors and witnesses, and keeping all evidence introduced by either the State or the defendant. They then process any forms, notices, or bench warrants that arise out of the court proceedings. Please be aware that the minutes are released to the public after being diligently verified.
  • Processing Deputy Clerks are responsible for processing the cases to be heard in court for each Judge.  Also, they issue subpoenas and post of all motions and orders into the computer system that are filed in the department.

see also: Court Calendar