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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Does the DA have to accept an affidavit?

traffic stop with guns and drugs in vehicle

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 27, 2022

Accept? In what context? If you are asking whether or not the DA has to prosecute each arrest then the answer is no. The DA can choose not to prosecute.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter had spent time in prison and it were false imprisonment illegal imprisonment .what kind of attorney I need

What kind of attorney I need.and who can I suit

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 27, 2022

If you are seeking money damages then you need a civil rights or 1983 attorney. Use the Justia Find an Attorney tab and search for attorneys in your area who have an area of practice which includes this.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Louisiana on
Q: As a father how can I sign my rights over a child
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 25, 2022

Signing rights over a child is a big thing and have legal implications-----please contact a family lawyer or an adoption lawyer to discuss your situation and your options. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Louisiana on
Q: I signed a contract with pipes u pull it auto sales used car dealership but want out of it

I've not finished paying the down payment with the dealership .. the car has some problems not sure of all, I know it would not crank yesterday or today... My first payment with the loan company is 6/17/2022... Can I get out of the contract

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 25, 2022

In order to properly answer your question, at a minimum, one would need to see the contact to determine if you have purchased the vehicle or if you have simply placed a deposit to purchase a vehicle. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: My husband's truck was stolen and documents were taken to a notary public and were signed with out him being there.

When we contacted the notary public she said she made an honest mistake where do we go from there? She even signed and affidavit stating it was a mistake on her behalf.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 24, 2022

Make a criminal complaint with the Sheriff and then go to Motor Vehicles

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: minor child was injured in an accident, and the absent dad gets compensated. Why? Name on birth certificate

I being told it's his legal right because he's on the birth certificate. He owes over 43,000 in child support

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 24, 2022

Get a family law attorney to put a lien and restraining order on disbursement of any funds to father.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for Louisiana on
Q: Hello, What should the title of my HOA Resolutions be, I am presenting them to the HOA Board Members tonight?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 24, 2022

There's no 1 correct answer here however I would think the title should reflect the intent of the resolution.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Louisiana on
Q: Can an exector withdraw money from the estate without permission from the judge in the state of LA

My brother is the excector of my Mom's estate and he has sold all of the household goods in order to pay his attorney to fight me in court, can he withdraw money from the estate without judge approval?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 23, 2022

Most likely yes, but a lot of it depends on the language in the Order which appointed him as executor. Also, you might be able to go to Court and context the disbursements-----contact a succession lawyer in your are and arrange a consult to specifically discuss your matter. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for Louisiana on
Q: Good afternoon, is there an HOA Resolutions Template for Louisiana?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 23, 2022

A template? You can do an internet search for one and find something is my guess but then you need to decide if the template is what you are seeking and best for your HOA. Or you can consult with an attorney and have the attorney, in conjunction with the HOA, come up with a form.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter was arrested for a the vape at school I need help what should I do
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 23, 2022

You should contact a few criminal defense attorneys in your area and consult with them----- you do not mention the age of your daughter but one of the things you want to do is ask about their experience in handling matters in Juvenile Court as well as the possibility of this matter ending up in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: If the property owner dies without owing property taxes,heirs aren't notified of future delinquencies, city sell propert

Property sold at the ax lien sale, can anything be done about this?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 20, 2022

There should be a Redemption period, but it may have already run. Contact a LA attorney today with the exact facts to see if the Heirs can get the property back.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My ex husband & I have joint custody. I moved 2 states away but did not notify him of said move until 3 months after.

He legally objected to the move. I’m having trouble finding an attorney to take my case because I broke the law. Is this to be expected? Our current custody agreement states that if one parent takes the children out of state more than 48 hours, the other parent has the first right of refusal.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 19, 2022

You need to hire a custody lawyer immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Louisiana on
Q: if get into a fight at work for defending myself. an i get injured doing the fight by falling and hitting my head.

is my workplace reliable for my injuries? Does my job have to compensate me for my doctor visits?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 19, 2022

If you were defending yourself, yes. If your job is giving you issues then you need to immediate consult with a workers' compensation attorney, or I recommend that you go ahead and do so---most in this area of practice will provide you a free consultation. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: A property has a gravel road labeled as servitude of passage. Who is the dominant? What if the dominant won’t allow me
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 19, 2022

Dominant Estate is the property getting the benefit of passage, access, etc. Servient Estate is the property with the road/path over it. You may need to hire a LA attorney for Easement problems.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a civil suit be changed to a criminal? Can a judge change the plaintiff with no just cause?

I think that LA state DA and a judge in Shreveport, LA has done something illegal. How do I verify this?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 19, 2022

A civil suit cannot be converted to a criminal suit---that said, if there's probable cause and/or a belief that a crime has been committed based on the underlying facts in a civil matter, then it's possible that the District Attorney could start a and file a criminal bill of information.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: I got married in 2016 not sure we stayed around each a month and haven't been together since. Can or am I divorced
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 19, 2022

You can get divorced because you are not now.

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2 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: If on felony probation, can you be revoked for a positive marijuana drug screen even with a prescribed medical card?
Joseph Aaron Bondy
Joseph Aaron Bondy
answered on May 18, 2022

You should consider requesting early termination of supervised release—which is what I believe you mean by “federal probation,” as the health issue requiring you to possess a medical cannabis card is likely a “new or unforeseen circumstance,” that makes early termination appropriate when... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get the judge to void his ex parte order based on info I have jurisdiction was relinquished

I have court at 9 am for rule to show cause. My ex filed for emergency ex parte order and was granted it. The judge who granted it relinquished jurisdiction of any further proceeding to another parish it is stated in judgment we was given in December so how can he grant her the exparte order she... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 18, 2022

You need a custody lawyer to file an Exception.

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