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Q: I was wrote a ticket for general speeding law and improper lane and now I have a court date and it's been changed to DUS

Can they change it like that and then they have the wrong officer for writing the ticket,thos is Louisiana ticket

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 2, 2020

Contact a traffic court attorney.

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Q: Would a citation for criminal damage to property for damaging a total of $10.00 in property appear on background check ?

I wasn’t arrested but received the citation for throwing bbq sauce at someone in Walmart. Should I be concerned or get a lawyer? I was told that it would probably be dismissed or I’d have to pay a fine. I’ve had no record up until this point.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 19, 2020

Yes, even a speeding ticket appears on a background check.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: Is some burglary a violent crime
Stephen Rue
Stephen Rue answered on Jun 18, 2020

§62. Simple burglary

A. Simple burglary is the unauthorized entering of any dwelling, vehicle, watercraft, or other structure, movable or immovable, or any cemetery, with the intent to commit a felony or any theft therein, other than as set forth in R.S. 14:60.

B. Whoever commits...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legal to register someone else for a race and run with his bib number to make it appear he was there?

My husband’s co-worker has made numerous bizarre untrue allegations about my husband to disrupt our marriage. We found out she registered him for a race, picked up his packet and her packet and ran with both to make it look as if they ran the race together. My husband was working in a project... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 15, 2020

It is not illegal but does sound like a fatal attraction.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What is the max dollar amount of the fine for disturbing the peace?
Stephen Rue
Stephen Rue answered on Jun 14, 2020

We are happy to discuss your options with you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: Can I lose my investment properties if sued and sentenced to Federal prison? I’m not sentenced yet, I’m just asking
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 13, 2020

Your assets can be seized for fines or restitution.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Can a case be reopened when the accused suspect have already taken a deal?

I was incarcerated on July 13, 2018, because a girl that I was messing around with accuse me of strangling her. The same year January 5, 2018 I was involved in a accident in which my right hand (Fingers only) was injured badly. I had to have surgery on it January 11, 2018. During surgery my... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 8, 2020

Wht would you take a deal in July 2018, do time and not raise this as a defense until Jun 2020? You can appeal for new evidence. This is old evidence. Tou can also appeal for incompetent representation. But why wait so long?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Judge finds no probable cause to hold you on the charges, release you and bond obligations, sill trying to prosecute you

How can District Attorney prosecute a case, court found no probable cause and statue of limitations expired

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 8, 2020

Hire a criminal attorney. Your client can file Motion to Quash due to Prescription.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: This is in ascension parish Louisiana

I have two kids my husband just died in a tragic accident.im going through so much

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 4, 2020

I guess you are looking for a wrongful death attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: How would I ask for my charges to be dropped when the evidence against me is false and the other part is running.?

I have a bench warrant for contempt of court from two years ago .I was arrested and placed in treatment which I also did not finish bc I was in a very abusive relationship and was not taken to my court dates or appointments .the charges have no evidence against me they are false charges..the other... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 4, 2020

Way too much to deal with on a website. You need a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: How would I go about filing charges against the police for having an invalid search warrant

The police broke down my door and searched my house for an individual a search warrant never was presented until 6 months later . The person they were looking for was already arrested in the back seat of the car before they ever broke down my door . An the search warrant clear states they are to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 2, 2020

Contact a personal injury lawyer to file for false arrest and to file an internal affairs complaint.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is unauthorized use of a motor vehicle a felony in Louisiana what happens if they are on parole in Texas?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 2, 2020

Yes iit is a felony. It will result in parole revocation in TX. He should not have been in LA without his parole officer's approval either.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do I need an attorney to set aside a motion from 2015 to try to get 893
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 1, 2020

Yrs. It sounds like you want to set aside a convictiion.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Yes I was charged with simple escape and gun charge and went to juvie but I violated parol what will be my sentencejail

I did a year in juvie and it says I have a warrent but how long would I do in big jail it says I have no charges on my warrent just a bw and those charges was juvinille but now I'm an adult if anyone can help me get this erased where I dont have to go to jail let me know

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 30, 2020

Justia is not a referral service.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is entering and remain in places a felony

Is enter and remain a felony

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 30, 2020

Entering can be a burglary which is a felony. Remaining where forbidden is a misdemeanor.

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Q: Can I be charged with felon with a firearm if the gun had no firing pin in Louisiana
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 28, 2020

Yes the police will not do an anatomy of the gun.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What is the legal definition of assault? I looked up la rs 14:38(simple assault), but can not find a legal definition...

I need the definition according to Louisiana law....

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

14:36 Intentional offensive touching or placing of another personal in the reasonable apprehension of an offensive touching.

For instance intentional offensive touching can be sexual or violent or making someone believe you will offensively touch someone. Can include shaking your fist at...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Louisiana on
Q: If the police officer let me go, after taking a picture of my license, can I expect charges later? Or even jail time?

I was pulled over for failure to use my blinker but officer asked me if had anything illegal. I had about 4 grams of weed and a pipe. The officer let me go and didn’t give me a ticket or summons but told me someone would be in contact with me in a couple weeks after the courts open back up about... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 11, 2020

If you are correct about the amount it is a misdemeanor. you will receive a summons. You can hire a criminal attorney to handle this for you. If you do not have a prior criminal record, you will not get jail time.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: Do I have to leave my grandmother's property that I've lived on for 20+years since they turned off the electricity

I have alot of stuff and currently working on my truck so no way to move it right now

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 8, 2020

You don't provide enough information to answer the question. Call an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Police charged me with possession of firearm although they did not find it in my possession but in the area.

The officer stopped me but didn’t find a weapon on me. They let me go and searched area where I was stopped. They found a weapon then apprehended me blocks away. Surveillance shows me in the area making gestures around the weapon but weapon can not be seen on video.

What would be a good... Read more »

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

You need a private defense attorney or public defender

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