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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 »

2 Answers | 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.

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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 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 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 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 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.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
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?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
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 Criminal Law and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: Can the state of Louisiana extend my probation due to financial obligations

My probation period ends in april however the judge gave me a court date in june. My probation officer told me she may extend my probation another year.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 18, 2020

Yes unless probation supervision fee, fine, and court costs are paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What exactly does writ of attachment for desertion in Louisiana mean and how long can someone be ailed for it?

My husband was told by the judge "I know you're on drugs" & ordered him to rehab. My husband has never been arrested much less convicted of any drug charges so is what the judge did legal? My husband left rehab after 6 days, he was the arrested & booked on writ of attachment for desertion. He... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 16, 2020

You don't give enough details. Like how did he end up before a judge if he's never been arrested? Call a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: someone accused me of taking there keys when I’ve never even interacted with them . Are they able to press charges
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 15, 2020

You can be accused of anything. But it doesn't mean it will result in a conviction. Hire a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: In what situation would it be viable to petition for expungement with a citation like this (fake ID)?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 14, 2020

Should not be a problem. Hire a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What can I do when husband is threatening my life?

For 3 months He has emailed, text, called from spoof #s (even local sheriff #, now started threatening my 20yo son, online post and photos of me, tells me if I don’t do ask he says he will keep smearing me online, post more photos of a old job (yes legal but in adult industry) And post videos of... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 7, 2020

First, print everything you have.

Second, hire a private investigator to get the goods on him

Third, hire a divorce attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: If a minor has a court date and moves out of state before that date, what happens?

The minor did not move due to the court date. The minor has been going through serious depression due to the untimely passing of his close grandfather. There was a hearing at school and I voiced my concern of trying to find help for the minor. The minor had family members that reached out to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 3, 2020

Someone needs to hire an attorney for the minor. I am assuming this is a criminal issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can you let a 3 or 4 year old play outside with supervision? In the road?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 2, 2020

If you have a driveway, keep small children out of the road, except when they are trying to learn how to ride a bike. If you don't have a driveway, learning to ride a bike, basketball, are OK with supervision.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What would be considered aggravated assault with a firearm
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 27, 2020

Call an attorney and give them the facts and they can tell you if the offense fits the statute.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: If the City marshal comes to your home to serve you papers, for writ of sequestration, can they pick lock

I was never told or shown a warrant. I came out the bathroom in a towel with 3 marshals in my hallway, flashlights on and guns drawn.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 20, 2020

I assume you either mean City Police or Constable. No it was illegal for them to pick your lock. Hire a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: Can a bond company surrender a bond within 30 days if court or payment has not been missed
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 16, 2020

Look at the contract you signed with the bond company.

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