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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Does the DA have to accept an affidavit?

traffic stop with guns and drugs in vehicle

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 27, 2022

Accept? In what context? If you are asking whether or not the DA has to prosecute each arrest then the answer is no. The DA can choose not to prosecute.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter was arrested for a the vape at school I need help what should I do
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 23, 2022

You should contact a few criminal defense attorneys in your area and consult with them----- you do not mention the age of your daughter but one of the things you want to do is ask about their experience in handling matters in Juvenile Court as well as the possibility of this matter ending up in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a civil suit be changed to a criminal? Can a judge change the plaintiff with no just cause?

I think that LA state DA and a judge in Shreveport, LA has done something illegal. How do I verify this?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 19, 2022

A civil suit cannot be converted to a criminal suit---that said, if there's probable cause and/or a belief that a crime has been committed based on the underlying facts in a civil matter, then it's possible that the District Attorney could start a and file a criminal bill of information.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: If on felony probation, can you be revoked for a positive marijuana drug screen even with a prescribed medical card?
Joseph Aaron Bondy
Joseph Aaron Bondy
answered on May 18, 2022

You should consider requesting early termination of supervised release—which is what I believe you mean by “federal probation,” as the health issue requiring you to possess a medical cannabis card is likely a “new or unforeseen circumstance,” that makes early termination appropriate when... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Municipal Law for Louisiana on
Q: My husband was charged with kidnapping me and possession of fire arm by a felon the charges where dismissed can they

Still violate his parole if he has already beat the charges

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 16, 2022

Can't violate him if charge dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: if a person doesn’t get any information from someone during a wreck and let’s you leave without including the cops can

they later on try and file a report if they figure out who it was?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 11, 2022

Yea, you are not in the clear yet.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can cps take your child out of your custody if you signed your rights over to a friend months ago?

I signed over custody of my baby girl to my friend for a year. Somehow she ended up with a broken leg at 3 months old. who I thought was a friend lied about taking my baby to the hospitol I have all text to prove it so how did they areest me for cruelty to a juvenile and now I have cps taking me... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 11, 2022

Hire an juvenile Court attorney to use your one year Custody by Mandate as your defense.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What paperwork do I need to file if I'm representing myself in a domestic case?

I'm representing myself in a domestic case and I'm unsure of what paperwork I'm supposed to file before my pre motion court date

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 9, 2022

This is why you should not represent yourself and instead get an attorney. If this is a criminal matter, then you can ask the Judge to appoint an attorney to represent you----the Judge will ask you a series of questions to see if you qualify and if so, he will appoint an attorney. if this is a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What happens if you are found guilty of 14:40.3 B1
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 9, 2022

This is the criminal statute for cyberstalking. If you are found guilty of crime then it goes on your criminal record and you would be sentenced at the discretion of the Judge. In this instance, this crime (cyberstalking) is a misdemeanor, as opposed to a felony, but misdemeanor sentences can... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: My question is about speedy trial.

My significant other and I were arrested on August 8, 2020, for a supposed warrant for felony cruelty to a juvenile. We were both incarcerated for the next seven days until my boss, at the time, bailed us out. We are still both puzzled as to how and why this occurred, in the first place. We were... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 7, 2022

Your attorney can file a speedy trial motion.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: If the DA excluded the reason the crime was committed and fabricated a story because of a persons affiliation from 20yrs

Ago. Made him look like a monster plus put another charge on him and not the others. Also a biased judge. What are you able to do?

Louisiana

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on May 3, 2022

If this happened in Louisiana then you should ask an attorney licensed in Louisiana. This website shows questions to attorneys based on the location of the person who asked the question. Since your question is from Friendswood, TX, the question is presented to attorneys in Texas. It might be a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Is it lawful for plaintiff in DV - TRO to change locks on doors and storage where key was not provided?

The defendant listed in restraining order is also the owner of the company which owns the home.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 28, 2022

Yes the DV victim can get exclusive use of separate property or community property. Hire a family law attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: My husband is serving a 12 year sentence. He’s served it already but Judge failed to say any and all credits.

He was only granted the time from his revocation hearing till now. Not including the time he served originally when he was arrested and bonded out and all the time he was held on that docket for revocation hearing. He served all the time. What steps do we take to get his corrected time credited?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 26, 2022

Hire a lawyer who knows how to do this---that means generally a criminal defense attorney, especially one who is familiar with post-conviction relief and more importantly the prosecutor and sentencing judge. Depending on things, and if what you state is accurate, you would want to consider the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I as his mother talk with the court appointed lawyer on his case.

His dad didn't press charges , should I get him involved? They are on speaking terms and have since reconciled.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 19, 2022

You don't give enough information to answer your question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: i’d like to get a stay away order dissolved I need help
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 18, 2022

I'm assuming you mean a protective order. Go to the Clerk's Office. They should be able to provide you with the appropriate form.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Wat is outscoudring dont really no how to spell it
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 14, 2022

Absconding means leaving when a warrant has issued for you

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Military Law for Louisiana on
Q: What administrative remedies can a pre-trial litigant use?

It's a military case

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 14, 2022

Not nearly enough information to answer the question.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for Louisiana on
Q: If you drive a car because someone is too drunk to drive and the police stop you. Is everything in the car yours.

The police stopped my son and the car was the passengers car. The guy in the back set they let go but they found a pill and lean in the car which belonged to the passengers uncle. A gun was found and the police put the drugs and drink charges on the driver

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 2, 2022

Get your son a lawyer. He has a good defense

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