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CORONAVIRUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please adhere to the following:

  • If you are scheduled for parish court trials or impositions on May 27 or 28, your case has been converted to a status hearing by video or telephonic means through the Zoom system.  For instructions, please click on your court date as follows: 
  • Beginning June 1, 2020, all Parish Court dates will proceed in person with social distancing in place at the courthouses in Gonzales and Donaldsonville.  However, in an effort to reduce wait times and to comply with Phase 1 reopening guidelines for building capacity, you are ordered to appear at staggered times as follows:
    • June 2, 2020 9:00 a.m. arraignments (LSP):
      • Last names A-K - 9:00 a.m.
      • Last names L-Z - 10:30 a.m.
    • June 2, 2020 1:00 p.m. arraignments (APSO):
      • ​​​​​​​Last names A-K - 1:00 p.m.
      • Last names L-Z - 2:30 p.m.
    • ​​​​​​​June 3, 2020 9:00 a.m. arraignments (Donaldsonville):
      • ​​​​​​​Last names A-K - 9:00 a.m.
      • Last names L-Z - 10:00 a.m. 
    • June 3, 2020 1:00 p.m. arraignments (GPD):
      • ​​​​​​​Last names A-K - 1:00 p.m.
      • Last names L-Z - 2:00 p.m.  
    • June 17, 2020 9:00 a.m. trials and impositions (GPD):
      • Impositions (payment/litter reviews etc.) - 9:00 a.m.
      • Trials (defendants and witnesses) - 10:30 a.m.
    • June 18, 2020 9:00 a.m. trials and impositions (LSP):
      • Impositions (payment/litter reviews etc.) - 9:00 a.m.
      • Trials (defendants and witnesses) - 10:30 a.m.
    • June 24, 2020 9:00 a.m. criminal trials (APSO):
      • Trials - Defendant's last name A-K - 9:00 a.m.
      • Trials - Defendant's last name L-Z - 1:00 p.m.  
    • June 25, 2020 9:00 a.m. APSO impositions and traffic trials:
      • Impositions (payment/litter reviews etc.) - 9:00 a.m.
      • Trials (defendants and witnesses) - 10:30 a.m.
    • June 29, 2020 9:00 a.m. trials and impositions (Donaldsonville):
      • ​​​​​​​Impositions (payment/litter reviews etc.) - 9:00 a.m.
      • Trials (defendants and witnesses) - 10:30 a.m.
  • If you are high risk due to medical condition or age, please contact Judge Lanoux's office at 225-621-8504 or email lleblanc@apcourt.net to request to attend court by video or telephone.  
  • To inquire about your court case, please contact 225-621-8504.  To inquire about probation matters, please contact 225-621-8518.
  • You may continue to pay tickets or fines online at ascensionsheriff.com (for APSO or state police tickets) or gonzalespd.com (for Gonzales Police Dept. tickets)
  • Litter abatement has been canceled through the end of May 2020.  Those ordered to pickup litter will be given more time to complete it once the program resumes in June.  
  • Most in-person probation classes have been canceled through April.  However, online classes are available.  Click on the probation tab for more information.
  • City of Donaldsonville community service/litter pickup has been suspended during this state of emergency.  The deadline will be extended until at least June 1, 2020.  You may contact City Hall to schedule your hours once it reopens to the public.  
Ascension Parish Court was created in 1976 by the Louisiana Legislature. Its jurisdiction covers the municipalities of Donaldsonville, Gonzales and Sorrento, as well as all areas of Ascension Parish outside the municipalities.

 

Probation Information
Probation Information

Probation Covid-19 announcement

 

DWI school (Substance abuse and driver improvement).  In-person classes at Our Lady of the Lake-Ascension Hospital are suspended until further notice.  Please check back for updates.

 

Online option (print or email the certificate of completion to Probation Officer): 

MADD Victim Impact Panel. In-person classes at the Gonzales Police Department are expected to resume on May 18, 2020.

 

Online option (print or email the certificate of completion to Probation Officer):https://online.maddvip.org

 

AA Meetings.  Most in-person meetings at Stepping Stones and other groups in Ascension are closed until further notice.  Keep checking back on a regular basis. 

 

Online option (print or email the certificate of completion to Probation Officer):https://aabatonrouge.org  (click on the “online meetings/closures” tab and there are many options for meetings by zoom or video conference)

 

PROBATION RESOURCES:

Defensive Driving
Defensive Driving

DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASSES:

To see if you qualify to have your ticket reduced to a non-moving violation, you must contact the Traffic Division of the District Attorney’s Office at:

(225) 473-6611

Ascension Parish Court is a court of record that handles civil, criminal, traffic and juvenile matters. Its civil jurisdiction is limited to cases in which the amount in dispute does not exceed $20,000.00, exclusive of interest, attorney fees and penalties. Its criminal and traffic jurisdiction is limited to misdemeanor offenses which carry penalties of no more than six months in the parish jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.00. The court's juvenile jurisdiction is concurrent with that of the District Court. The Ascension Parish Clerk of Court is the official clerk for the court.