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The criminal department is responsible for receiving and filing all formal charges and subsequent pleadings brought before the 18th Judicial District Court for the Parish of West Baton Rouge. Responsibilities include the issuance of subpoenas and bench warrants as well as the posting of documents into the criminal database.

The department’s minute clerks are responsible for outlining the proceeding in each individual’s case and maintaining any evidence introduced at trial.

An index is available for criminal case information through this website’s esearch feature.

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