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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Can a defense attorney contact victim to drop protective order against his client, via text message or phone???
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 1, 2021

This is specific legal advice. If you are the victim, contact the DA. If you are the defendant, your attorney should tell you no.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Can you go to jail for dropping charges against someone

My daughter’s biological father ask me to drop charges so he could get custody of his other kids

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 14, 2021

If you fill out a drop charge form you should be OK. If at any time you say you were not telling the truth, then you have committed a crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: I just got a tpo on my ex. What happens if he doesn't get served and still harasses

I'm in Louisiana, he's in Georgia.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 7, 2021

You can get a private process server.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Me and my boyfriend got into a fight and he got in my face and said some very nasty things and hit him.Will I go to jail

My boyfriend was screaming at me in my face while I was holding our 3 month old baby and I kept telling him to back up and get out my face but he wouldn't so I slapped him with my child in my arms. As soon as I did that I did lay my child down in her bed because even after that he still didnt... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 26, 2021

Hire an attorney. Move. I think you will be charged.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: My boyfriend has a criminal attorney already and he and I wanna get married and the state of Louisiana

Has a criminal protective order put out on him on my behalf is it possible to get a peace bond so we can marry each other

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 21, 2021

Even generally, unless that Order of Protection is removed then technically that groom does not have any legal right to make any proximal physical contact with you, let alone marrying you, per terms and conditions of that order.

Have his attorney provide a better way to handle that correctly.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: My boyfriend has a criminal protective order from the state of Louisiana can I have a peace bond put in place

I want to marry him and we have a child together and with the order in place we can't be around each other

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

He needs a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: What to do in the event a case was filed against me under false accusation of domestic violence?

How best to go about proving my innocence after a rule has been established in court?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 20, 2021

You hire a lawyer experienced in both criminal and custody law

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: I am 17, and I think I am going through domestic violence, what should I do?

I have been pulled by the hair and had my head slammed against the wall. I was beaten multiple times so one day I decided to runaway and ever since I ran away they haven't really put there hands on me but I get hurt emotionally a lot but I do not like showing it. What do I do and what happens... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 19, 2021

You can call 911 and go into foster care and your relatives will have to go to court or you can put up with it until you turn 18

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: State is charging fiance with domestic abuse battery/child endangerment but there was no abuse what do we do?

My fiance called the police and they ended up arresting him for domestic abuse battery/child endangerment. I refused the statement and made it clear that he was not violent this time nor has he ever been, when I talked to the DA I stated the same thing and made it clear I did not want a protective... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Aug 16, 2021

I would recommend that you (or your fiance) hire a criminal defense attorney to represent him in this matter and advise how to best proceed forward. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: How do I sue someone who hit me with a weapon and caused bodily harm
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 14, 2021

File a claim with your justice of the peace.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: How long do it take to be convicted of a crime?

you have about four charges over your head never been convicted of none ran concurrent, did treatment,most affidavit was signed charges was dropped so what else can I do will they try to railroad me can I get time or probation, or they just trying to convict me of something?? no witness or willing... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Aug 9, 2021

It sounds like they might be trying to get as much as possible up front, perhaps even agreements from you, that they know they won't get at trial. Figure out what you are willing to do up front in hopes of having the charges dropped and don't let them push you past that point. Set it for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: What do I do in a situation where the Domestic Abuse is more Mental?

On the daily, I get called things like Filthy trash, horrible wife. He has me isolated. He now has some of my own Family turn against me. Keeps me home with no ride, no money, no phone. I'm at home everyday with my kids, while he's out and about living his life. I feel like he pushes... Read more »

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

Get a job, start stashing money, get an apartment, move out and file for divorce. Under Louisiana law, verbal abuse is only domestic abuse if he threatens physical violence. Without a threat, it is just being nasty.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My fiance is being charged with domestic assault and child endangerment, but he never assaulted me what can we do?

The officer who came said that I said he punched me in the face but I don't recall ever saying such thing I said that I don't know who started it

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

Hire a criminal attorney to represent your fiance.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Can you change an Unfair DA in your case?

can paid lawyer get better results then public defender? Can you change an Unfair DA in your case?

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

You can't change your ADA. A private attorney usually has a smaller caseload than the Public Defenders Office which is grossly underfunded and understaffed.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Is it possible they dismiss the domestic violence case or drop charges against my husband if I (the victim) was drunk?

My husband went to jail after I call the cops on him after a discussion. We were drinking (I drank A LOT) and we started discussing and I push him so he started defending himself. I got some almost invisible bruises but I don't even remember if it was from him but I said in the declaration... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 19, 2021

Talk to HIS lawyer who can call you to testify that you were drunk, that you pushed him down that for all you know the bruises were from being falling down drunk.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Can I drop domestic violence charges if I am the victim?

My fiance has domestic violence charge on him 2nd offense? His others were dropped by the someone else.. If I drop charges will he have a bond still if I drop them and what more then likely will be the situation or consequences?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jul 16, 2021

Depending on the date of arrest, you can contact law enforcement or the District Attorney's office requesting "drop charges" and/or that prosecution not be pursued but ultimately it is up to the District Attorney's office whether or not to pursue a case and/or dismiss charges if... Read more »

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Q: How do I fight a Domestic Violence Charge , But It Was In Self Defense Because I Was Attacked first

They filed a restraining order against me but it was self defense on my end so how do I fight the charge

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jul 7, 2021

The first thing you should do is to hire a criminal defense attorney so you have someone on your side as you litigate this charge.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: is it illegal to audio record someone taking care of your child without their consent if you suspect child abuse?

I suspected that my ex-wife was abusing my children. So, I placed an audio recording device in a car that I own but she uses often. Sure enough, after I came back from work and listened to the recording, I found out that she was abusing my son to an extreme psychological level. What should I do? is... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 17, 2021

No exception. It's still illegal

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: if you went to jail for lying on police report, will the innocent defendant charges get dropped once they go to court?

I previously filed a false police report on someone because I was extremely angry emotional dealing with morning sickness ,don’t know What came over me, so I went to jail because I confess will the DA still prosecute since I told the truth? Will charges be dismissed in court? Or will a innocent... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 17, 2021

His attorney needs to call you as a witness if it is not dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: when victim tells what really happens on false report, and victim drops charges that’s were placed

Will the state have enough evidence to pick it up and still try to convict him on false charges, victim is admitting too prosecutor that the report was false and wants to admit that she’s wrong for what she did ? Will the case drops. Will judge drops WARRANT when defendant appear to court? Does... Read more »

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

Get victim to go to DA and fill out drop charge form. Then hire criminal attorney. Too many details to be addressed on this forum.

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