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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Louisiana on
Q: can I sue if someone renege on an agreement in which I invested $8500?

No written contract only verbal agreement. Financial records text messages emails to support claim

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 7, 2021

You (anyone) has a right to file a lawsuit----you go to the Clerk's office, present them the suit and pay the fees and you have sued. The more important issue is whether or not you are able to obtain a judgment against the defendant? In order to do so, you have to show that the law is on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I'm a CDL class A in California. I got an speeding ticket when I was driving my car. Can I take traffic school to avoid

the point in my driving record

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 6, 2021

Maybe, but the best thing for you to do is to contact an experienced traffic ticket attorney in your area, discuss your specific situation, obtain your options and proceed accordingly.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Is it better for me to contest a speeding ticket with a trial by declaration or should I claim financial hardship?

I got a speeding ticket for going 80 in a 65, but I think I was only going 75. Also, I'm a college student about to lease my own place so it will be difficult for me to pay. I have savings but I was planning on using those for a new lease. I also don't drive very often and was in an unfamiliar area.

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 6, 2021

Contact a traffic ticket attorney who practices in the local jurisdiction where the ticket was issued and see what options he recommends. Myself, I would do neither of the 2 you have suggested and fight the ticket and/or seek other options, however a local traffic attorney is in a better position... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Louisiana on
Q: I have been sued for medical loan and was served but not personally. A family member received it. How do I respond?

Medical loan from out of state bank in New York. Do I admit or deny?

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 6, 2021

If you fail to respond timely, then the creditor will seek a default judgment against you so please make sure you handle this timely. If you have the resources, I would contact an attorney in your area---collections or general practice---and discuss this matter with them, obtain your options and... Read more »

Q: If I get a flat from a pothole can I sue or have the state pay for my tire?

I hit a small, but SUPER deep pothole on a sharp corner where it was unavoidable and got a flat tire due to hitting it. Can I get the city to pay for the tire or sue for the money?

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 6, 2021

If you can provide that the pothole was unreasonably dangerous and/or defective to a reasonable prudent person, and that the custodian of the pothole knew and or should have known of this condition, then yes. Among the first things you should do is either consult an attorney to represent you on... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: Father died in may of 2020 with no will. We made my brother the administrator of his estate.

My father had an investment account with cash and stocks that he inherited. We have recently divided the cash asset from the account but I have asked to be bought out completely. My brother says it's not possible. I want to know if it is possible or if I can force the sale of the stocks? I... Read more »

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 6, 2021

If you brother, as administrator, is not as forthcoming as you like, and/or you are dissatisfied with his answers/accessibility, then you can contact the attorney, if any, who opened the succession and/or (and what I recommend), contact a succession attorney for the purpose of representing your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: I lost control due to wet roads at a speed of 30 miles an hour in a 55 mile an hour zone causing a non injury single

Vehicle accident was cited for careless operation and explication for citation could not be given by the officer even after he “investigated” it was simply told “ cause I will get in trouble if I don’t” what are my chances of fighting

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 5, 2021

You should fight the ticket----a careless operation on your driving record could be used to raise your monthly insurance premiums. Hire a traffic ticket lawyer in your area --or at least call some and see what they recommend can be done. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Will I go to jail for misdemeanor criminal trespass if it’s my first time in Terrebonne parish, Louisiana?

A friend and I took our truck down a farm road and I got stuck in a 20x20 piece of cane field. We got a summons to court for misdemeanor criminal trespass and it’s a first for the both of us. We don’t have criminal records and we’re worried when we go to court we’re going to be sent to jail... Read more »

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 5, 2021

If everything you say is accurate, then you are not going to jail. That said, you could be charged with a misdemeanor and have it end up on your criminal record, plus pay various amounts of money for fines, fees and classes. You and your friend really should hire an attorney(s) to advise and... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Got speeding ticket for 34 over. Officer marked no court appearance needed but got court day on mail. What can I do

Can the ticket get dismissed since that was a mistake from the cop?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 6, 2021

Please contact an attorney or 2 in your area to see what options they can provide you----paying for an attorney now will save you money in the long run on those increased monthly insurance premiums if you end up pleading guilty as charge--you should have other options and a local traffic ticket... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Q: I was married 35 years. Divorced 10/09/19. The last five years of our marriage we lived in a house owned my my in-laws.

There is a transfer upon death order to my ex when his father passes.

Our divorce papers state when that happens my ex owes me 50% of the equity value at that time.

My ex is currently in the process of buying the house for what his parents owe. His attempt to not have to pay me... Read more »

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 30, 2021

You should contact a family law lawyer in your area to discuss this and the entirety of the division of your property between you and your ex-----you need to know what's available to you and your options. Good luck.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Son's father hasn't paid child support in years, last judgement is 12 years old, is father still responsible to pay me ?

In November of 2009 me and my sons father went to court and it was ordered he pay $260 a month in child support. For a couple of years he did but for the past 5 years or so he hasn't. Everytime I asked for it, he would make up some excuse, tell me he is broke, promise future payment but not... Read more »

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 30, 2021

I agree with the post of attorney Badeaux----additionally, you should consult with a family/child support attorney in your area to represent you in this matter----you want to know all of your options and the best way to proceed---and you will get that from a consultation with an experienced... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: Got a 4 year old ticket that my lawyer didn't show up for the last 2 court dates what should I do?

I live in Florida though and notice I have a warrent out for me now?

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 29, 2021

More details are needed, but to me the obvious answer is to hire him a competent or better criminal defense/traffic ticket lawyer who practices in the area where the prosecution is taking place and get this matter resolved. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and search for criminal defense/traffic ticket... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Pennsylvania on
Q: Someone slammed into my car and totaled it. My insurance company is only covering the value of the car. Which leaves me

Owing 900$ and also i am out the 4,000$ I paid in cash. Car under a year old. Can i go after her insurance company for the 4,900$??

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 29, 2021

More details are needed and I wish you had spoken and/or hired an attorney about this already, however what's done is done and hopefully you have not lost any rights-----you need to speak to an injury/accident lawyer in your area and discuss your options----use the Find a Lawyer tab and search... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Louisiana on
Q: How can I help my son get a lesser charge? We live in Florida... Will he get time in louisiana??

He's 21 years old...

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 29, 2021

More details are needed, but to me the obvious answer is to hire him a competent or better criminal defense lawyer who practices in the area where the prosecution is taking place. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and search for criminal defense lawyers in that area---contact a few, discuss the details... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Is it true that a first-offense violator of Revised Statute 32.77 shall be issued only a warning?

I called the D.A.'s office, and was informed that my fine would be $232 by the date on my ticket. Even with a first offense that would be my fine. Is the information on this site accurate in 2021?

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 27, 2021

I am not sure where you saw this on this site, but I do not see how you can violate this and law enforcement be required to issue you a warning the first time. That said, the statute does say that there must be appropriate signs or markings to indicate the beginning and end of the no passing zones.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: Evidence has been destroyed in a Louisiana fatal hit and run before the case had even made it to Pretrial Motions.

Alleged truck involved in a pedestrian hit and run resulting in death was towed to the Louisiana State Crime Lab and processed. Since then the truck was towed back to the tow yard who then released it to the person I was in the process of buying it from. He didn't want it so the tow yard had... Read more »

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 27, 2021

If evidence has been destroyed and/or your husband's attorney was not given time/opportunity to review/inspect it, then he can file the appropriate motion to exclude and/or limit. You need to discuss this with your husband's attorney----if you are not satisfied with the court appointed... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I need a pro Bono lawyer ASAP In Louisiana ? Is there such a thing ?

Is there such a thing ? I donated my home to my father during property settlement I need of revolved .

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 27, 2021

You can call the local bar association or state bar association and ask if they have a list of attorney who may (might) provide you services pro bono, however, based on your post, you are not automatically entitled to a free attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was offered a plea deal and it was this” 2 years hard labor suspended 3 years active supervised probation”.

Does that mean I have to go to jail or prison?

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 27, 2021

Do you have an attorney representing you? If so, then you need to ask her these questions and your options? That said, if what you write is accurate, then you do not go to jail unless during your probation of 3 years you are revoked which case you then have to sere your jail time. But... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Q: When is it too late to hire a lawyer for a speeding ticket?

I received a speeding ticket going 22 miles over and I haven't been able to call a lawyer because the times I am off work, their business hours are closed. I have a little more than a month left before the court date.

I want it to not affect my insurance

Is there a certain... Read more »

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 26, 2021

You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible---the more time the lawyer has to work on your matter and get it resolved the better. That said, you can hire a lawyer up to the time your matter is adjudicated, however, the closer you get to that deadline, the more difficult it might be to hire a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: My SO was in a accident the other party was at fault he is not the registered owner but they offered a settlement

He said yes to a settlement but after they offered they then deemed my car totaled how can he accept a settlement on MY car without my consent?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 26, 2021

In order to clear up the confusion, and best protect your rights as a victim, you (and your SO) should contact an accident or injury lawyer in your area to discuss the specifics of your case.

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