NEW ORLEANS, LA (June 10, 2016) – Regan Law is thrilled to announce that most of the wide-ranging set of charges against former St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta have been dismissed.
In August 2015, Peralta was indicted on 22 counts that included malfeasance in office, abuse of office, obstruction of justice, extortion, and stalking. Today, defended by Regan Law’s own Martin Regan, Peralta pled no contest to only 3 of those counts: one count of misdemeanor stalking, one count of malfeasance in office, and one count of abuse of office.
The remaining 18 charges have been dismissed.
David Peralta served as the St. Bernard Parish Government’s Chief Administrative Officer from 2005-2008. Prior to his position in the parish government, Peralta worked for many years at the New Orleans Police Department as well as the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office, where he was awarded several medals of merit for his work in undercover operations. He has supervised staffs of over 400 employees, managed budgets larger than $300 million, and has secured millions of dollars in government grants for local law enforcement agencies.
Martin E. Regan Jr. has acquired a wealth of experience practicing law in many different courtrooms and jurisdictions. A native Louisianian, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science at the university of Southwest Louisiana in 1973. He earned his law degree at Louisiana State University and was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1975. Mr. Regan began active duty as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Captain in the United States Air Force in November 1975. Upon honorable separation from service in the U.S. Air Force in 1980, Mr. Regan returned to the United States, opening his criminal defense practice in New Orleans.