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 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
800 South Buchanan, 6th Floor
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
Tel: (337) 232-5170
NOTE: Any payments made to the District Attorney’s Office, including distinguishments, must be made in the form of a money order. Our office cannot accept cash or personal checks