Hammond, LA asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana

Q: How long from arrest to trail in a domestic abuse battery case in Louisiana?

My girlfriend was arrested two days ago and a bind set at $5,000. I cant make her bail and was wondering how long she will have to sit in jail before she is released. She was defending herself.

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: If you want her out, then you should try to make bail-----borrow the money from a friend or friends and whatever amount you have, let the court know and see if the bond can be reduced to that amount to allow you to bond her out. Of course, depending on the circumstances, you might be the victim in this matter and having her in jail may be best for you.

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