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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.

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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 »

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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?
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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)
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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.

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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 »

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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.

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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 »

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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

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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?

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 24, 2020

Hire a custody lawyer to seek shared custody or visitation

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: My fiancé is being held and neither one of us called the police. I don’t wish to have any charges brought up against him

What can I do? No bond is being set they’re saying I have to wait until Gwen’s law case is presented? And I’m unsure about what that is

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 24, 2020

He's being held without bond because he has been charged with domestic violence. Hire a criminal attorney for him.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have visitation rights per the divorce paperwork. My ex won’t let me see kids. Can she do this?

What can I do about this? The sheriff’s department said they won’t go with me to her house. I can only file a report with them.

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 23, 2020

File a report and hire a custody lawyer to file contempt

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I have a 17 year old sister in Louisiana who feels unsafe at home ,has tried to commit suicide twice. can she move .

her dad don't want her to move and she has been wanting to move with me to Texas I fear for her safety.

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 22, 2020

She can't move until she is 18 or you can be criminally charged. Call 911 if she is in danger.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter was born without my knowledge and was signed over to the grandparents without my consent... Is that legal?
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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 22, 2020

Hire a custody lawyer and you can contest that and seek custody or visitation.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Social Security for Louisiana on
Q: My husband made a baby while being incarcerated is that right
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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 22, 2020

There's gotta be some pretty unusual circumstances. Someone needs to call a paternity lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My name is Ella and I've been married for 15 years me and my husband has been separated 6 years.

My husband took my vehicle without permission and the car is under my name. could I pursue criminal charges.

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 22, 2020

If the car was purchased during the marriage, no. If it was purchased before the marriage, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Defendant has a no contact order signed by judge. Can I message the defendant even though he can't reply? Or no?
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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 21, 2020

You can. But he can't. However your reaching out to him can be used to show you are not afraid of him or are baiting him

So don't.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Rules of First responder passing without any lights and sirens after tailgating on a narrow 2 lane road

I had a vehicle pass on L side on a 2 lane hwy.< narrow rd> his mirror hit my mirror on his passing. no lights no sirens, no emergency flashers, never flashed headlights/ horn to indicate emergent or need to pass. He had been tailgating me and stopped so close to me at 2 stop signs-all I could see... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 21, 2020

Yea that is a moving violation that will increase your premium for 5 years if you don't have an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: If I have temporary custody of a child can her birth mother take her with all of her rights being revoked?

The grandmother who has legal guardianship bc the childs mother was in jail became terminally ill and asked me to take the child in. We got a notary to come and sign papers saying I have temp custody of the child. It states provisional custody on the documents.

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 20, 2020

If the Guardianship was issued by a Juvenile Court Judge then the mother has no custodial rights. However if your temporary custody from the grandmother was a Custody by Mandate, then it expires after one year. You need to have a custody lawyer review both the Guardianship and temporary custody... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can my rights be taken away without me knowing?

My children’s father has had them the last 2 years. He never brought them back from a summer visit. I live in Texas and he lives in Louisiana. We had child support court where the judge ruled for them to stay with him while in school ( he enrolled them in school) until we went back to court. They... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 20, 2020

Hire an attorney in his parish in louisiana requesting joint custody and visitation.

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