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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can the judge reduce the offense leaving the scene of an accident to lesser offense so I don't get my license suspended.
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 25, 2022

The Judge cannot reduce a charge however the prosecuting authority can. If you go to trial and the prosecutor does not prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt, but proves a lesser charge beyond a reasonable doubt then the Judge can find you guilty of the lesser charge. I recommend that you... Read more »

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

You are not divorced until a Court renders a Judgment of Divorce. If you want to be divorced, please contact a family/divorce lawyer in your area and set up a consultation. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: How much is the bond typically for domestic abuse battery
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 16, 2022

This cannot be answered based on the information given. Bonds are set by Judges and there is no set amount published for the state. While some districts may have a general scale, it varies depending on which district sets the bond. And more importantly, it depends on the specific allegations,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Louisiana on
Q: What does it mean if the LA court denies the filing of a handwritten will citing articles 2891 and 1605
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 13, 2022

More information is needed to properly respond to this. What exactly was presented to the LA court---the original or a copy of the handwritten will? If it was not the original, then that is the probable reason for the denial. if it was the original, then perhaps the document purporting to be the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I received a Citation which the officer put a description of an infraction without citing a statute or ordinance.

Will this be thrown out in court? Should I call the prosecutor and ask for dismissal?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 13, 2022

I would not call the prosecutor and ask for a dismissal. If you hire an attorney, then if your attorney decided to do that, then I have no issue. In my estimation, while one might say the ticket is defective, it is something which the prosecutor can easily cure---as such, even were the ticket... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: How much is a 32:64/ORD SPEEDING ticket and a 14:99 Wreckless in Louisiana
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 11, 2022

The total amount includes fines and court costs and fees-----the amount of the court costs and fees vary by jurisdiction. The back of the ticket most likely has a telephone number you can call to ask for an amount. Reckless operation is a misdemeanor in Louisiana and if you pled guilty to the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: How much is a 32:64/ord speeding ticket How much is a 14:99 wreckless ticket
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 11, 2022

The total amount includes fines and court costs and fees-----the amount of the court costs and fees vary by jurisdiction. The back of the ticket most likely has a telephone number you can call to ask for an amount. Reckless operation is a misdemeanor in Louisiana and if you pled guilty to the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go by obtaining legal guardianship of my 8 month old nephew who has been living with me since he was 2 weeks?

My nephews mom wanted an abortion but was unable to get one because she had just gotten one so she asked my husband and I to take the baby. We did and now we would like to get guardianship of the baby because mom is now refusing to babysit the child or help. She receives benefits and childcare for... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 10, 2022

You need to contact a lawyer in your area to discuss your options and get the ball rolling. You should not do this yourself. In speaking to the attorney(s) you consult, you ask what are your options as well as what is your understanding as to the position each parent takes as to custody and/or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: Can you make a left turn into a businesses parking lot when there is a line of traffic at a stop light??
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 10, 2022

Not enough context is in the post, but the answer of whether or not you can is yes. But there's more to your situation than what you have stated in your post.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legal for a judge to reduce a bond higher than the bond a person has bonded out on after they’ve bonded out on the

First bond And is it legal for a judge to deny a person a bond reduction that hasn’t had a bond reduction since they’ve been incarcerated.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 10, 2022

The Judge has every right to change or modify one's bond while charges are pending. Quite often, additional factors become known which may impact the bond amount and could result in modification.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What paperwork do I need to file if I'm representing myself in a domestic case?

I'm representing myself in a domestic case and I'm unsure of what paperwork I'm supposed to file before my pre motion court date

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 9, 2022

This is why you should not represent yourself and instead get an attorney. If this is a criminal matter, then you can ask the Judge to appoint an attorney to represent you----the Judge will ask you a series of questions to see if you qualify and if so, he will appoint an attorney. if this is a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: If passing a dangerous vehicle and you need to go over the speed limit momentarily to pass ? Is this illegal?

The vehicle is swerving and its a two lane straight away ,I speed up just to pass and then return to the speed limit is this illegal?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 9, 2022

If you are travelling over the speed limit and you are pulled over for speeding, then it's a valid ticket. You have the right to contest the ticket and depending on the circumstances you might prevail. The best chance at prevailing would be if you had a traffic ticket attorney representing... Read more »

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