The Office of the District Attorney for the 19th Judicial District, Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Often a person applying for credit, a mortgage, or employment, will discover that a criminal defendant has the same name.  When it becomes necessary to legally distinguish a criminal from another person, the Office of the District Attorney can assist by issuing a Letter of Distinguishment. There is a $50 user service fee, payable by money order or credit card payment, for this service. Note: we can only issue Letters of Distinguishment for the criminal cases our office has prosecuted.

To obtain a Letter of Distinguishment, please contact our main office:

Office of the District Attorney
Attn: Distinguishments
222 St. Louis Street, Suite 550
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Tel. (225) 389-3416

NOTE: Any payments made to the District Attorney's Office, including distinguishments, must be made in the form of a money order or credit card payment. Our office cannot accept cash or personal checks.

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