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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: In the state of Louisiana is illegally supplying a felon with a firearm a felony
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 5, 2020

your question seems to answer your own question

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I leave home without parents approval at 17

My twin sister and I turn 18 in a couple days and put up with our toxic mothers actions for too long and are ready to start our own lives without being emotionally and physically controlled by her opinions She constantly kicks us out but won’t let us leave. Is it legal for us to leave home and... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 1, 2020

Wait a couple days until you turn 18 so that you don't cause trouble for anyone else.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: What legal action I can take on my male neighbor took my 12 year old daughters into his bedroom and questioned them.

The questions were about if I beat them and my wife and how our marriage is. The neighbor is over 50 and we did not consent to him bringing our kids into his house. Just in case you are wondering no I have never laid hands on my wife or kids. We have been warned to keep our kids away from him... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 6, 2020

You can file a Petition for a Restraining Order to keep him away from your whole family.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: What is the Louisiana law as to the youngest a child can be to babysit?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 24, 2020

10 to be left alone. 14 to babysit.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I have a 17 year old sister in Louisiana who feels unsafe at home ,has tried to commit suicide twice. can she move .

her dad don't want her to move and she has been wanting to move with me to Texas I fear for her safety.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 22, 2020

She can't move until she is 18 or you can be criminally charged. Call 911 if she is in danger.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: If a minor has a court date and moves out of state before that date, what happens?

The minor did not move due to the court date. The minor has been going through serious depression due to the untimely passing of his close grandfather. There was a hearing at school and I voiced my concern of trying to find help for the minor. The minor had family members that reached out to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 3, 2020

Someone needs to hire an attorney for the minor. I am assuming this is a criminal issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Consequences for running away at 15?

Living with my adopted parents has gotten unbearable. I have access to my real family because my adopted parents are related to my family but were never in close ties with them. I've talked to my birth mom and grandmother and they've said that if it gets too bad to come by them but i... Read more »

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

1) if you run away, you could end up a delinquent in Florida Parishes.

2) If your mother and grandmother think it is in your best interest to get you back, theynshould hire a custody lawyer.

3) You have some say, but not the only say about where you live.

4) If 1)-3)...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can my 14 year old be charged for being with someone who accidentally knocked over a fountain in someone's yard?

They tried to say they planned on charging my son with principal to criminal damage to property

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

Yrs. Get your son a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a 16 year old girls date and sleep with a 30 year old man? And if the mother said it's ok than is it?

They started sleeping together when she was 15 she just turn 16 this mon

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

Under age 17 is jail bait and both the man and mother can be charged.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: outside agency counselor to see my son after an email stated to stop .

My son attends the school in our area. When asked verbally to stop services from an outside agency the school counselor stated she misunderstood. There was a conference call shortly after this incident stating again I did not want an outside counselor agency coming to the school to see my son. The... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 22, 2020

Put it in a fax to the agency, school board & outside agency to cease.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Three years ago my grandma kidnapped my little brother. She lied to the police, said my dad didn’t have a house or job

They didn’t do a background check because my dad has all three and we have a better home for my little brother than her. We where going to court against her, and the mom was on our side. The grandmother lied in all her papers and ran my dads name and the moms name in the ground. She got to keep... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 14, 2020

Someone needs to hire a juvenile court lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: In the state of Louisiana is Attempted Cruelty to a Juvenile a Felony?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 6, 2020

It can carry up to 40 years. Hire a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: What legal age can a child in Louisiana move out from home without parents permission

My daughter and step son keep saying they are leaving home to live on their own and they are only 16

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 26, 2019

Tell them no problem: you will call DCFS and have them picked up as runaways and put in either Florida Parishes or Foster Care. Then pick up drug tests at CVS or Walgreens and test both of them. Next, get them both into counseling. Lastly, notify the school counselor that they are both... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Found out my unlicensed brother gave my questions year old minor son at least 5 tattoos. What can I do legall
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 10, 2019

if your son was under age, technically your brother committed an assault. You need to take the youth to a dermatologist for starters. You can also sue him but if he doesn't own much that may not get you anywhere.

2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: I am 16 years old, if my mom is highly intoxicated and starts to beat on me, do I have the right to leave home legally?

Or, if I decided to leave the house, will I be considered a runaway? Can she get police officers to find me and charge me as a runaway because my 16th birthday is Dec 15, 2019? If I do call police because she is highly intoxicated and she tries to hit me, if there aren't any visible bruises on... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 9, 2019

Video your mother then email the video to your school counselor or to the Sheriff's Office

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am 18 and the guy I want to date is 16, his legal adult is okay with us being together. Can we date?

My mother is not okay with me and him dating. Is their something we can do to see if I can get in legal trouble. I know their is a new marriage age, can we get legally married in order to stop any charges that will potentially come up? Or is their another way to avoid being married, since I am not... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 3, 2019

You are at risk because he is a minor and you are an adult. Get birth control, gardasil shots and wait until he is 17.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I be in a relationship with a 17 year old female who has a kid? I'm 22
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 24, 2019

Simple answer, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 17 years old and I had a clean record until I was ticked for drag racing. What should I do?

I’m 17 years old and I had a clean record until I was ticked for drag racing. I haven’t decided whether I want to plead guilty and attempt to lower penalty or to fight the ticket. I’m worried about fighting it because I feel as though I don’t have enough proof of evidence.what do I do?... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 21, 2019

Hire a traffic court attorney in Lafayette.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 17 yrs old, ticked for drag for attempting to pass a speeding car and switch lanes going 55 in a 45. Consiquince?

I was attempting to pass a souped up Camaro which was speeding so I could switch lanes. It was in a 45mph zone and I went at least 55mph. When the cop pulled me over he asked if I was trying to out run the Camero I said yes. Because of that he stated on the ticket I was drag racing, I’m scared... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 17, 2019

Tell your parent to hire a traffic court attorney. You are not going to jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I read everything on this I have. A court date on September 12th when this. All occurred. I was 17 but we were dating

Since I was 16 now we have a 7 month old baby together I was 17 when he was born. Her mother. Knew about us and. Didn't. Mind we want to get married idk what to do she is in the foster system. And my grandmother is getting her she lives with my grandmother now and dcfs knows about us and they... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 7, 2019

Have someone write the question for you because I can't tell what your question is.

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