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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: I moved in with my boyfriend at the time. Almost everything in the house is mine except somethings. Since then we have

Married. He is threatening to throw my stuff away n burn it. He says he can because its his house. Is this against the law?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 8, 2021

Wait until he goes to work and move out. Them hire a divorce lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: My mom and i trying so to fight for my brother of a crime he didn't not commit and our family is falling apart.

We need to win for my brother

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 6, 2021

Your mother can hire a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is it a legal order of protection in Louisiana if the criminal charge or ordinance violation # and name are not listed

What does bail restriction mean

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 5, 2021

If it is signed by a judge, it's legit

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Collections and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: If I did not write a worthless check on Dec 19, 2019 and receive a final notice from Caddo parish what can I do?

I got this 3/25/21and the amount owed is 732.61 to drug emporium. The account has been closed that the check was written on and NO ONE WOULD accept this if the business has TELECHECK.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 2, 2021

1) File an incident report with the bank,

2) File a criminal complaint with the Sheriff.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Louisiana on
Q: What constitutes burglary in Louisiana? Does there need to be evidence of forced entry to prove burglary?

I have been told that I have burglary coverage, but not theft coverage and that is why they cannot honor my claim. The "theft" occurred inside my locked door to my apartment bedroom. The representative told me because there is no proof of forced entry into my room it is therefore, theft... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 25, 2021

Burglary can be of a "dwelling" not a "room". But it does not require forced entry, only unauthorized entry.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: So my boyfriend was sentenced to go to a rehab and he went but he didn't stay and he has a update court date coming up

What can we do or what should we expect

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 24, 2021

Tell him to go back to rehab because that is a probation violation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: I was at mom’s. She called cops and said someone broke into her house. I have a key.

Cops told me she will press charges tomorrow if anything broken or damaged. She doesn’t even live there. She illegally evicted me 10 days ago. Never served an eviction notice. She gifted me her home, got pissed at the world one day, told the cops that she allowed me to stay there while she was... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 23, 2021

If you don't have an act of sale, then she has not gifted the property to you.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was arrested for simple robbery back in October of 2019. My bail bondsman called saying I missed a court date

I was never informed of this so said court date. Also isn’t there some kind of statue of limitations for them to bring me to court. It has been well over a year and a half and I haven’t been to any court dates because when I would call to check with the DA’s office to find out what was going... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 23, 2021

You need to either hire a criminal attorney or contact thr public defenders office for you to get the warrant recalled.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If my wife commits bigamy, (me being the second husband) is there anything I need to do to dissolve the marriage?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 12, 2021

You need to hire an attorney and can be one of the very very few who can obtain an annulment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can police put warrants out or later try to charge my roomies for charge I already took and got arrested for?

The cops busted down my door with a noknock warrant. 4 ppl live in my home, me, my gf, & 2 others. I got arrested and charged with the drugs found in home. Can the cops later on, try to charge or put warrants out for my roommates for the charge I already took and got arrested for?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 6, 2021

Yes. Your GF and roommates are in jeopardy.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: What are my options to deal with a person breaking into my car to steal things at night?

I was recently robbed for $1,000+ from my vehicle on my property. It's become a more prevalent issue where I am in Houma in the recent months. In the future if this is in the process of happening again, what can I do to apprehend/stop the individual and ensure they see justice? I would prefer... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 3, 2021

Call 911. Put up exterior cameras. Don't keep property in your car. Install exterior lights.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: If you have a warrant for your arrest and you speak to a police officer. Is it ok for him to lie to you to tell you to

Go to the Substation to give your side of the story, never tells you there is a warrant over the phone

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 3, 2021

Yes it is not a violation of your rights for an officer to lie to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get a restraining order for cyberstalking?

A girl I use to communicate with is stalking me and my wife while telling false narratives about an encounter that never happened.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 1, 2021

Yes you can get a protective order

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: I have a citation for walmart theft of $31 can i keep this for being on my record or throw out cause of my first
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 26, 2021

Pay restitution and ask for diversion and expungement

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: wife filed a false police report she wants to have it done away with but is scared she'll go to jail. True in Louisiana?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 25, 2021

She can fill out a drop charge form with the D.A.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: In louisiana can a deputys primary narrative report be altered. i received 1 from magestry and another in discovery.

both identical from the date timestamp of printing, time etc except the most recent report has an additional words which include additional charge.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 25, 2021

The deputy tampered with the evidence.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a charge of "exploitation of a person with infirmities " be expunged?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 23, 2021

Yes after all terms of probation have been fulfilled.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: We need help getting my brother a furlough for our brother funeral!

I'm trying to find out the process and the cost for my brother to receive a furlough for his brother's funeral, he doesn't have a violent charge we are really trying to get help because the funeral is this Saturday, so it's an emergency furlough my family is wondering... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 21, 2021

Contact your brother's criminal attorney. However, since a deputy may have to be present it is not likely to be granted due to Covid because a deputy will not want to be exposed to more people at a funeral.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: If there was a wrong address on a search warrant does it have to be thrown out?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 15, 2021

If the wrong property was searched, yes.

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