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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can I get my husband out of jail he is on a probation hold. He doesn't have a court date yet. He owes 1562 dollars

The 1562 dollars is his arrears for probation. And a 725 dollar ticket he had a bench warrant out for. He is willing to go to rehab. I am trying to pay his arrears will that help any

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 26, 2024

If your husband has a probation hold then he will be held until the probation hold is released---usually that involves a hearing before the Judge to determine whether or not the hold is valid and if valid then what punishment to give to your husband for violation of the probation. That said, if... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Louisiana on
Q: what the Admirality/Maritime RS statue for towing barges to park on private property w/o permission. I live in Louisia

Barges park on my property for lengths of time no lease.. Shine lights at my home that enterred into my windows any hour nof night. what right do I have. We own 40 acres of land and 250 feets of this property extents into the river.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 24, 2024

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Without knowing the reason for choosing to use your waterfront property instead of a mooring, a starting point could be to contact the towing company. It doesn't sound like a practice that the larger towing... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: My father threatened to shoot down a bedroom door. Is doing so legal?
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answered on Feb 15, 2024

In Louisiana, threatening to shoot down a bedroom door, especially if done in a domestic context, is likely to be considered a criminal threat or assault, and possibly domestic abuse, depending on the specifics of the situation. Such an action could be seen as threatening bodily harm to another... View More

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Q: Me and my fiance live together we both got put on probation! Our address was the same! Can they make us stay apart?

Meaning one of us will be homeless!

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answered on Feb 13, 2024

In Louisiana, as in many jurisdictions, probation conditions can sometimes include stipulations about with whom the probationer can live or associate, especially if those individuals are also on probation or parole, particularly for similar or related offenses. However, these conditions are not... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: When my dad died I had his original will leaving everything to me. Then a neighbor lady said he had done a new will

But the neighbor could not produce tje original. But I was told by attorney the he did the new will and that will was valid even though no original was produced! So I walked away leaving her his estate. Now almost a year later she has filed criminal charges against me saying I stole her original... View More

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answered on Feb 9, 2024

In Louisiana, the situation you describe involves complex issues of probate law and potential criminal charges. If a new will was mentioned but the original could not be produced, and an attorney advised that this new will was valid despite the absence of the original document, the legal basis for... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: ive been on probation for a year for obstruction of justice,

they gave me 2 years on probation and i had a probation review February 5th and i missed my court date because my wife is 39 weeks pregnant and i was up all night with her and missed it, do u think i can get my bench warrant recalled in baton rouge louisiana? if not then what will be the worse case... View More

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answered on Feb 7, 2024

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, missing a court date for a probation review can result in the issuance of a bench warrant for your arrest. However, it is possible to have the bench warrant recalled, especially if you have a valid reason for missing the court date, such as the situation with your... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: ive been on probation for a year for obstruction of justice,

they gave me 2 years on probation and i had a probation review February 5th and i missed my court date because my wife is 39 weeks pregnant and i was up all night with her and missed it, do u think i can get my bench warrant recalled in baton rouge louisiana? if not then what will be the worse case... View More

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

It's crucial to take immediate action to address the missed court date and bench warrant. Contacting the court as soon as possible to explain the circumstances surrounding your absence may increase the likelihood of having the warrant recalled. Be honest and provide any documentation or... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I was molested in the second grade at Meaux Elementary School. I believe it was 1985. How can I civilly sue him?

My second grade teacher noticed that my behavior indicated that I was being abused. I am 44 years old now so I believe it was 1985. I was under the impression that John Bell Edwards made it possible for people that were abused and wasn't compensated nor was the abuser punished to get a chance... View More

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answered on Jan 30, 2024

I'm very sorry to hear about the abuse you suffered. You have a few options to potentially seek justice and compensation in this case:

1. File a civil lawsuit against the abuser. In Louisiana, you generally have 30 years from the date you turn 18 to file a lawsuit seeking compensation...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is there a cut off age for inmates being required to work in Louisiana prison? My father is 82 years old. 100% disabled
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answered on Jan 21, 2024

In Louisiana, there is no specific age cutoff for inmate labor requirements in prisons. However, the health and physical capabilities of an inmate are significant factors in determining their work assignments. Given your father's age and 100% disability status, these should be taken into... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Locked up for 3 months on a failure to appear with no bond and no contact with lawyer or probation officer

If someone failed to sign up for probation in a new parish because she was running from her ex, and she got picked up 3 months ago with no contact with a lawyer or her probation officer, how likely is it that she would be released on her next court date? The court date is to reinstate or revoke... View More

Brent Stockstill
Brent Stockstill
answered on Jan 8, 2024

The answer is up to the Judge that authorized probation. If the Judge finds that your reason for not signing up justified your failure the Judge can allow you to get probation again. If the Judge does not think the facts of your situation justified your failure to sign up then the Judge could give... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: What are my options for wrongfully being held at the New Orleans International airport on December 24th?

Wrongfully held at the New Orleans International Airport on December 24th. Was told at the end that I was arrested on paper, but I was never read my rights nor was I told I was being detained. While speaking to a female Jefferson Parish Officer, XX comes over, interrupts mid sentence while I am... View More

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answered on Dec 27, 2023

In Louisiana, if you believe you were wrongfully held at the New Orleans International Airport, you have several options to consider. Firstly, document every detail of the incident while it's fresh in your memory. This includes the names of the officers involved, the time, location, and any... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law, Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: What if you get charged with second degree battery but it was three people who jumped on one and only one got charged

They was in a juvenile jail that happened two years ago when they had did this but only one had got charged he only kicked him in the back and got charged with second degree battery

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answered on Dec 26, 2023

In Louisiana, a charge of second-degree battery typically involves the intentional infliction of serious bodily injury. If only one person out of three involved in a fight was charged, it may be due to a variety of reasons, such as the specific actions of each individual, witness statements, or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: Stolen car

Did a title loan with a friend and they ended up stealing my car.

I did a title loan with a friend of mine of 20 years. I borrowed 2900 with the promise of paying back $3,900 within 21 days. My car is worth $40,000.00. We wrote up a agreement and had a witness sign it on day 20 he showed up... View More

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answered on Dec 15, 2023

In your situation, where a friend has allegedly stolen your car following a title loan agreement, it's essential to take immediate legal action. The details you've provided suggest possible fraud or breach of contract, especially given the sudden change in the repayment amount and the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: i go to trial against my ex he commited the assault on accident how can i get them to dismiss the charges

they charged him with aggravated domestic abuse battery but they don't wanna hear that he didn't intentionally hurt me and it wasn't physical assault i did call law enforcement because upon breathing in the pest killer Raid i couldnt breathe but upon law enforcement arrival they said... View More

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answered on Dec 12, 2023

In Louisiana, if you're seeking to have charges against your ex dismissed in a case of alleged aggravated domestic abuse battery, it's important to understand that the decision to prosecute lies primarily with the district attorney's office, not with the victim. If you believe the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: My vehicle was stolen on November 21st, on the 23rd the thief brought it to a scrap yard and got $150. I had a sale for

$4000. Thief only gave an id. It was nice, what can I do about this. Tags were new on the Jeep. Please get back to me. Also Jeep was insured, libility only.

Sincerely,

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answered on Dec 1, 2023

Good morning, Kathy,

In your situation, where your vehicle was stolen and then scrapped, there are several steps you can take. First, it's crucial to report the theft to the police immediately if you haven't already. Provide them with all the details, including the information...
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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Contracts and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Did a title loan with a friend and they ended up stealing my car.

Did a title loan with a friend and they ended up stealing my car.

I did a title loan with a friend of mine of 20 years. I borrowed 2900 with the promise of paying back $3,900 within 21 days. My car is worth $40,000.00. We wrote up a agreement and had a witness sign it on day 20 he showed up... View More

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answered on Nov 24, 2023

In your situation, it's important to take immediate action. First, review the agreement you made with your friend. This document will be critical in determining your next steps. If the terms have been altered without your consent, or if there's any evidence of deceit or fraud, this can... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: What is disposition of "Pass without date" on a 1969 charge in LA and then accused hears nothing more about charge?

I am trying to apply for TSA PreCheck but they need more info about an open charge. In 1969 during a student protest in Baton Rouge, LA, I was arrested and charged, along with 10+ other students with a criminal charge. We were defended by the ACLU, I believe. However, after receiving the records... View More

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answered on Nov 18, 2023

In Louisiana, the notation "Pass without date" in a court case typically indicates that the case was postponed indefinitely. This can happen for various reasons, such as a lack of evidence, a decision not to prosecute, or other administrative reasons. However, without a specific dismissal... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can city police officers and detectives go outside of city limits to conduct a search and arrest without any parish cops

A crime was committed inside city limits by someone who lives outside of city limits. Can the city police go out of city limits and conduct a search and seizer and arrest without a parish sheriff's officer present . Now the person being accused lives 10 miles from the city limits. Different... View More

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

In Louisiana, city police officers typically have jurisdiction within their own city limits. However, they can conduct investigations and make arrests outside of their city under certain circumstances. For a crime committed within their city, if the suspect resides outside the city limits, city... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: i need legal help

i believe someone has stolen my identity and has all my communications and internet blocked and t they are also putting pics and possible video to various sites. also i believe that they have been trying to harm me intoxicating me. i dont know the reason yet but im working on it. idont know what to... View More

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

In Louisiana, if you suspect identity theft and are experiencing blocked communications, it's essential to take immediate action. Start by trying to contact your parole officer through alternative means, such as visiting their office in person, to explain the situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I live with my mom and 4 year old son if I have a indecent behavior charge in louisiana
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answered on Nov 9, 2023

If you are facing a charge of indecent behavior in Louisiana, your ability to reside with minors, including your own children, could be impacted depending on the conditions of your bail, the terms of any protective orders, or the restrictions imposed by child protective services or the court.... View More

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