Ballay explains scope of DA's Office to PABI
By Jason Browne
Plaquemines District Attorney Charles Ballay shared the long list of services and duties unique to his office during a Nov. 15 address before the Plaquemines Association of Business & Industry (PABI).
Chief among those duties, said Ballay, is to be a “champion of justice” in the parish, which often means deciding what legal track to follow for first-time or non-violent off enders. The DA has a number of tools at his disposal, such as pre-trial diversions, drug court and other programs aimed at proportional punishment.
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