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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Are reviewing courts required to request info from district courts to make a accurate judgement of the facts

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 3, 2021

No. The trial court record can be copied in whole or part for the court of appeal.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: could a person be charged with possession of a firearm if someone says you have one but the police didnt recover one
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 31, 2021

The state will have a hard time making a felon in posession of a firearm case. if they have no firearm. Hire a criminal lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a dog be deemed vicious if it was provoked by another animal and hurt the other animal
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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 30, 2021

Yes. Pet owners are 100% liable for any damages caused by their pets.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can I request home incarceration for my boyfriend? What is the cost?

He has a concealed gun charge. Aggravated assault with a gun, his biggest charge is he’s a convicted felon with a gun. He’s only had traffic tickets prior to this incident. The aggravated is domestic related, which I’m hoping gets thrown out.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 30, 2021

He needs a criminal attorney to handle his 2 new felonies.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: What are parents rights if your child is turning 18 & still in high school?

The boyfriend is very controlling, is a known person that sells & uses illegal drugs. My daughter keeps seeking out to see him and I've caught him in my house without my permission. My daughter is starting 12th grade & will turn 18 in November. She is threatening to leave when she... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 28, 2021

On her 18th birthday she has every right to ruin her life unless you think she is incompetent.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I'm in Louisiana and I'm trying to either modify or revoke his parental rights. He doesn't pay any support for her.

My child's father and I have joint custody. He gets her every other weekend and I have her the rest of the time. Now she saying for the past coue months she hasn't been with him she has been getting dropped off to his mom. But when he went to court he told them his main reason was because... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 26, 2021

Hire an attorney to file for Contempt. He should have to pay a minimum of $100 per month.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: What can someone2 do?

If someone1 sold their property to someone2 , and someone1 went to the judge and said that someone2 had stole property ??

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 26, 2021

Get a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Can you change an Unfair DA in your case?

can paid lawyer get better results then public defender? Can you change an Unfair DA in your case?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 25, 2021

You can't change your ADA. A private attorney usually has a smaller caseload than the Public Defenders Office which is grossly underfunded and understaffed.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I have a ticket with two codes 154-400 and 32-865 when this accident happened I was vigilance I totally blacked

Second the no insurance I wasn’t aware that my insurance company dropped me until the accident happened and that’s when I was informed my insurance was dropped two days prior to the accident but I wasn’t aware until that day

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 25, 2021

If you get sued, you need to hire a defense attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: iI was trying to retrieve my belongings from an ex, and they instead incited an assult to happen. can they be charged?

I've contacted him countless of times to retrieve my belongings and he refused to respond.

went to a bar and he just so happened to be there, I messaged him letting him know again that I would like to get my things and that I would wait in the parking lot by my vehicle to speak more... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 23, 2021

You need to hire a criminal attorney before you call the police again so that you don't get arrested.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: When figuring out child support, if remarried, is spouse's income also included with parent of the child ?

My ex was court ordered in 2009 to pay child support, he did for a while but hasn't in 5 or 6 years. I got married in 2014 and file taxes as married filing jointly. I need to file a judgment on my ex for not paying child support but wanted to know if my husband's income will be included... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 22, 2021

Contact the district attorney for your parish to file for contempt. If he hasn't paid in 6 years, you have 4 more years to do this. After that you start to lose money.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: Hi can you tell me the steps of getting a divorce when you don’t know your spouses whereabouts?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 21, 2021

You hire an attorney who gets a curator appointed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What are the fake id laws in Louisiana. If one was to get taken by a bouncer, would they pursue charges/maximum penalty?

I know it’s a bad idea to have one but I got an ID taken at a bar. They didn’t ask me any questions, all they did was take it and turn me away. It has my picture but not my real name or any other real information. Would they likely pursue charges or just cut it. If they do pursue charges, what... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 20, 2021

If they took your ID and turned you away, how would they ever find you?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If due to a substance abuse problem, you are mandated by a judge to go to rehab and DCFS comes and removes your child by

Judge-signed mandate, shouldn't you receive a copy of the judge-signed mandate when DCFS comes to remove the child and don't you have to appear in court before DCFS can temporarily terminate your parental rights?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 20, 2021

You should have a 72 hour hearing. Hire a juvenile court lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a defendant in a sexual crime marry his victim and her not have to testify against him
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 19, 2021

Yea THAT marriage isn't doomed.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Is it possible they dismiss the domestic violence case or drop charges against my husband if I (the victim) was drunk?

My husband went to jail after I call the cops on him after a discussion. We were drinking (I drank A LOT) and we started discussing and I push him so he started defending himself. I got some almost invisible bruises but I don't even remember if it was from him but I said in the declaration... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 19, 2021

Talk to HIS lawyer who can call you to testify that you were drunk, that you pushed him down that for all you know the bruises were from being falling down drunk.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My sons bio father said he wants to sign his rights over to me.and my boyfriend wants to adopt him n take his laat name.

We plan on getting married soon but....if he adopts him before does that cancel out my rights?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 19, 2021

He can't adopt him before you are married.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: If you are a registered owner of a vehicle are you allowed to go onto someone else's property to retrieve it.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 18, 2021

If your car is towed to an impound lot, you are not allowed to trespass to retrieve it.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Can I drop domestic violence charges if I am the victim?

My fiance has domestic violence charge on him 2nd offense? His others were dropped by the someone else.. If I drop charges will he have a bond still if I drop them and what more then likely will be the situation or consequences?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 17, 2021

You can go to the D.A.'s office and fill out a drop charge form.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Louisiana child support

Ncp claims to have child by his family members wife that he pays non court ordered support for.

He is also married to another woman with no minor kids between them.

Will this child be considered in our support case if he is able to provide a DNA test and bank transfers?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 16, 2021

Preexisting support obligation will reduce his gross income for child suppoet purposes. Wife will not.

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