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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Is a speeding ticket voidable if it contains inaccurate information?

I was issued a speeding ticket in Tangipahoa Parish. The trooper put the incorrect time, 1045 instead of 945, and also the wrong registration expiration year, 2021 instead of 2022. Am I able to contest the ticket as voidable for inaccurate information?

James Scott Ruel
James Scott Ruel answered on May 26, 2021

No. The errors are harmless and not prejudicial to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: I have a question about a trustee's power of discretion that is listed in the trustee power's section of my dad's trust.

The following is listed in the section listing the trustee powers. Does the following language mean the trustee can distribute assets as they see fit?

"To make any divisions and payments pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, using cash, securities real estate or other property of... Read more »

James Scott Ruel
James Scott Ruel answered on May 24, 2021

You should have a lawyer review the entire trust.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: My brother got a ticket and lost it I called the judges office and DA office to verify his court date they said his

Court date was for may 5 2021. Today. This is what they told me Monday when I called them. He goes to court and they tell him he awas supposes to be there yesterday. So I call both parties bk today because he now has a warrent because they lies to me about his court date and they won't fix... Read more »

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James Scott Ruel answered on May 6, 2021

Have the attachment recalled and set a new date.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Hi I got a ticket on March the 26th how many days I have to get a lawyer
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James Scott Ruel answered on Apr 20, 2021

You should hire a lawyer as soon as possible. Calendars start to fill up the closer the date gets.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Mergers & Acquisitions for Louisiana on
Q: my dad passed away almost 5 months ago and my step mom mailed 2 forms for me to sign and have notarized.

its power of attorney and act of donation form

James Scott Ruel
James Scott Ruel answered on Apr 19, 2021

You should definitely consult an attorney to be sure that signing these documents serves your best interests. You will be donating something to her that is yours- so be careful! Power of attorney let’s her act on your behalf- so be extra careful and be sure that is something you want to do.

4 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: My mom wants to leave her house to me, and exclude my siblings from any claim. What is the best (and cheapest) way?

The house is mortgaged, she bought it for about 70k and really is the only asset she has. I have one sister who I know will contest this, but as she has refused to be an actual member of our family for years, my mom wants her to have nothing. I have helped with payments, I take care of her. My... Read more »

James Scott Ruel
James Scott Ruel answered on Apr 20, 2021

She must write a will or it goes to all of her children.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Is a careless operation warranted for looking to my mirror for a lane change and a vehicle braking causing a collision

Coming to an intersection with a green light there were cars accelerating slowly so I decided to change to the right lane to pass, I glanced to the right side mirror ensuring is was safe to merge and started making the change. When I got my eyes back forward the vehicle in front of me was slamming... Read more »

James Scott Ruel
James Scott Ruel answered on Apr 19, 2021

You can certainly dispute the citation. You should hire a lawyer and

try and get it dismissed or amended to a non-moving violation.

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