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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: boyfriend has a domestic battery 2nd degree charge. What plea bargains can done to keep him out of jail or prison?

hes been in jail for 40 days now. He was on probation prior to this charge. But he just has Domestic battery 2nd charge on 02/21/2020. Can he be put on probation or do any counseling like anger management classes, AA meeting or something?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 31, 2020

Were you the victim of the domestic violence? If so, why are you trying to get him out? He now has a probation violation to deal with also so they will not bond him out. At the least, he will have to do a Domestic Violence Intervention Program which is 26 weeks long and a drug test and an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is having photos of someone illegal?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 31, 2020

Possession, without distribution, of non-sexual pictures of another person is not illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Is he being held for the traffic at this point?

My fiancé was arrested on Feb. 4th of this year for a warrant. He had 4 charges that were already set to $20,000 each. I called the bail bonds today to set up a payment plan, only to get told he has 3 traffic that do not have a bond yet (which he was never told of). Hes been to court once (I’m... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 31, 2020

Call the Sheriff's Office to find out the fines and court dates for his traffic tickets. Get receipts when you pay. If not, he could be waiting a LONG time in a jail full of Covid19.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What happens if a person is in jail in another state awaiting extradition but they don't get picked within the deadline?

Charges are

Domestic abuse preg Vic. Aug 2018

Violation protective Oct 2018

Violation protective. Dec 2018

Possession firearm by felon 2 counts Sept 6

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 31, 2020

I'm guessing a lot of extradictions are delayed now due to the Covid19 virus.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Got a citation for criminal trespassing but there was no signs. Am I guilty as charged???
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 31, 2020

That may be a defense. Hire a criminal attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was arrested for a felony in October. It is now almost April and I have yet to plea even though been to court 4 times

Is there a time period for pleading? It’s going on 6 months since arrested

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 30, 2020

No there is a o specific time unless your attorney files a speedy trial motion.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: At seventeen am I allowed to determine what parent I live with even if one has full custody.

One parent has full custody and dose not allow me to see the other.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 30, 2020

No, you have input but not the final say until your 18th birthday.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: is it okay to take the baby father to court for not paying child support after they turn 18
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 30, 2020

If you file for child support after the child's 18th birthday, it's too late. If you filed before the 18th birthday, you get it back to the date of filing through the 18th birthday or graduation from high school, but not later than 19th birthday. If you are in arrears on 18th birthday, it is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue if I was bit by a dog where I was working in exchange for room and board? The injury later caused an absess

The absess was staph and another worker had staph there. I was hospitalized for a week and was bed ridden for 6 weeks. In addition I am also an undocumented immigrant from Canada. I moved to the USA on a 3 year work visa and overstayed 10 years ago. I've resided In USA for 13 years. I lost my... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 30, 2020

I think you mean that you were bitten 23 Nov 2019, not 2020. Did you have pasturella or staph? Go get a certified copy of your medical records and bill and hire a personal injury lawyer no later than 23 Oct 2020.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Are protective mast legal?

I don’t see where they are not prohibited.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 29, 2020

I think you are trying to ask if wearing a mask due to Covid19 is legal. There is a law in LA that masking for the purpose of concealing your identity is illegal except for religious reasons and holidays. But if your purpose is to prevent being contaminated or contaminating others, that will be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Louisiana on
Q: If I pled nolo contendere to a DUI in Colorado with blood alcohol level lower than the state law considered conviction?

I had an alcohol blood level of 0.9 with Colorado stating 1.0 blood level a D,U,I. In 1994.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 29, 2020

What is your LA question about a 1994 CO DWI conviction?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: What do I do ? I have hackers in my phone apple says they have done all the can do with is making me reset the phone Aft

I have tons hours of documentarian videos emails This all started after the Equifax data breach supposedly I have stock and bonds and on line holding I know nothing about credit fraud a bankruptcy was reported and then removed still affected my like government had all kind of rules and citations... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 28, 2020

Shut down the phone number and get a new provider and phone number and phone. Close all current accounts and open new ones.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My 1 year old lives with me and I don’t work but we live under my mom so she claimed him can the father do anything?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 28, 2020

You still need to get legal custody. Then if your mother claims you, she can claim him. Otherwise she would have to seek custody to claim him.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My sons father & I are not married. He is on his birth certificate. What are my rights if our son lives with me (mother)
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 28, 2020

You still need to file for custody and child support or he can take your child and not return him.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Child 42,mother passed 6 yrs. Havent missed a payment 20+ yrs. State applies 10% to principle and rolls interest. Fair?

I can never catch up. Daughter and I very close.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 28, 2020

It's hard to understand what you are asking. It looks like you are saying your child is age 42, the recipient died 6 years ago and the state is still garnishing your wages. You need to hire a child support attorney to review the fact and end the garnishment.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: Hi what are the statue of limitations on bank fraud in Louisiana?

Someone called saying they were from a law firm about an online loan from I think 2007... I know for a fact I never applied for an online loan but they said the money went to my bank account. I have been dealing with different companies regarding this one loan for about 5 years now and none of them... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 28, 2020

1) Make a criminal complain about your Aunt with the Sheriff's Office & print any proof you have of it. Get a copy of the charges you file.

2) Shut down any accounts she had access to.

3) File reports with any banks at which fraudulent transactions occurred and get copies of the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My hiusband went to my moms and took our daughters while I was working. He changed his phone number. Is this legal?

My husband is keeping any info on our kids from me and denying me right to talk to them. I have no means to know if they are okay or not.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 27, 2020

If you did not have a Custody Judgment, this was legal. You need a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Hello, I spread the word of God when walking the streets, people dislike it, is it legal for me to wear a body cam?

Hi, I live in Louisiana and live in a poor neighborhood. I do however lile to spread the message of God when I am out walking or go to the Park. Theres all kinds of problems in this neighborhood from people smoking marijuana in public places, have their pants sagging, poverty, children out by... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 27, 2020

A plain and obvious Go Pro on your head would be the safest way to go. However LA is a one party consent state, so a body can is not illegal. At this time recording yourself getting within 6 feet of someone may be illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: Can my ex husband take me back to court over this land and house?

Divorced for 3years. The mobile home was acquired but in my name as well as he signed over his rights to the land to me so we could do a land home deal. I've been keeping the home and land up as well as paying the mortgage every month

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 25, 2020

Even if the mobile home was acquired in your name, if it was acquired during the marriage, then it was community property. You own it, since you are on the title, but he may have a reimbursement claim for 1/2 of the value.

If he donated his rights in the land to you, good, you own that....
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My son’s father is threatenin me wit sole custody of our son and refusin me to have unsupervised visits wit our son.

What do I do?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 24, 2020

Hire a custody lawyer to seek shared custody or visitation

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