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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: How much time will I get if I have a POSS SCH IV CDS W/INTENT DIST
Wade Thomas Visconte
Wade Thomas Visconte answered on Apr 16, 2021

It depends on what you can negotiate with the D.A. or whether the D.A. has a "standard" plea deal. If you go to trial, the D.A. will probably seek the maximum amount of time provided by law. You should hire a local CRIMINAL attorney because they will have knowledge on how to deal with the D.A.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: How to file motion of contempt for breach of children custody order?

Children where not returned from visitation. Officer was given court orders and said he could not get my kids, but I can go see about getting them back. Officer was given all information for police report. Children were not with the father and told me to follow him down the road to his parents... Read more »

Wade Thomas Visconte
Wade Thomas Visconte answered on Apr 16, 2021

You need to hire a lawyer so you can obtain a court order commanding that the children be returned.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How do if find out if the arrears are paid ? And when should i be receiving my backtime
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 15, 2021

If you were paying through support enforcement, contact them. But you should have kept your own records.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: My child's father called the police and make a statement over the phone saying i left him on the side of the rode

He is 4 that didnt happen i brought him into the house in his daddy room where his daddy was in the room woke and i left the police called and said they was coming to get my statement about my son getting left on the side of the rode i said that never happened they police never showed up and about... Read more »

Wade Thomas Visconte
Wade Thomas Visconte answered on Apr 15, 2021

There was no question. It appears you were charged with child abandonment, but that I can't tell. You need to hire a lawyer. If you can't afford a lawyer, a public defender will be appointed to represent you. I am located in Shreveport if you would like to meet.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Is a careless operation warranted for looking to my mirror for a lane change and a vehicle braking causing a collision

Coming to an intersection with a green light there were cars accelerating slowly so I decided to change to the right lane to pass, I glanced to the right side mirror ensuring is was safe to merge and started making the change. When I got my eyes back forward the vehicle in front of me was slamming... Read more »

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

1) the passing lane is on the left, not the right,

2) notify your insurance company so that they can represent you in the personal injury case when you get sued...and you will be sued,

3) hire a traffic court lawyer to represent you on your ticket.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: RS 15:89 does this apply to bench warrants and criminal charges leading to bench warrant?

I was charged with DWI in 1998 and failed to appear for trial. Is there a statute of limitations or time limit for which I can use to get the charges dismissed and warrant lifted?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 12, 2021

Prescription dors not start to toll until you are arrested or appear.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Louisiana on
Q: I received a request for cancelation on a property I own, what does it mean
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 12, 2021

Your post is too broad, however, you should take the paperwork request to a real estate attorney in your area and show it to him and ask what does it mean.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legal in Louisiana for a landlord to ask for a nonrefundable deposit?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 12, 2021

A landlord can charge certain fees and designate them as non-refundable. Some of these fees could include charges upon your leaving the premises at the conclusion of your stay/lease/agreement. I would not call this a nonrefundable deposit, although I have seen written agreements characterizing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: written contract states abide by the laws of Delaware. I live in Louisiana. Which statue of limitation would apply?

Contract was written in Delaware. It states, "This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of Delaware without regard to any principle of conflict of laws that would require or permit the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction." Which statue of limitations would... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 12, 2021

On these type questions, which are rather specific and usually leave out pertinent facts which are really necessary to properly answer the question, I recommend that you contact a lawyer in Louisiana who practices in the subject matter of the dispute and seek a consultation to discuss your matter... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Employee ran red light in company vehicle; photo enforced ticket issued to company. Can company make employee pay ticket
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 12, 2021

It depends on the employers policies and procedures, and hopefully, it is contained within a written policy and procedure manual. Of course, the employee should have the right to dispute this with his employer and with the court should the employee desire to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My kids father receives SSI benefits and also has a job... Can he still pay child support in Louisiana.

My kids receives 160.00 a month between the 2 of them..Thats not enough for 2 teenagers..

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 12, 2021

If his job can be documented, then yes he can pay more child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Hi! What would happen if you were pulled over in Louisiana for no insurance, and the cop took your license plate?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 12, 2021

Hire a criminal attorney. You omitted the citation on your posted question.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: They’re daughter moved out and was 17. But the sheriff wont get them? Is that not illegal?

I want to move out and I am almost 17. But i dont understand this? I thought i needed to get emancipated but on one of yalls questions like the one above yall replied that the sheriff wont get them if theyre 17.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 12, 2021

You can't move out without parental permission until you are 18.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: will i get in trouble for being 18 and pregnant and my boyfriend is still 16, but i got pregnant at17?

i got pregnant at 17 and my boyfriend was 16. i turned 18 about 2 months later but he doesn’t turn 17 until a couple months after me. will i get in any legal trouble bc he is technically still a minor

Wade Thomas Visconte
Wade Thomas Visconte answered on Apr 11, 2021

A person age 17 or older commits the crime of carnal knowledge of a juvenile by engaging in consensual oral, anal, or vaginal sex with a child between the ages of 13 and 17. If the defendant is two to four years older than the child, then the crime is a misdemeanor. Nobody can predict if you will... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Will a person who has been charged with this be given more jail time after bonding out and missing court?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 11, 2021

Hire an attorney to get the warrant recalled and the case back on track.

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1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law and Social Security for Louisiana on
Q: I think I have an investigation with the social security disability administration against me and I am on parole I am to

See how I can go about resolving this where I dont go to jail

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn answered on Apr 10, 2021

If you believe you are under investigation for fraud by the Social Security Administration then you need to consult with a criminal law attorney who is experienced with federal fraud cases. They will be able to help you determine if you are actually under investigation and can advise you about... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Based on principle, is there a way to dispute a traffic ticket for speeding?

Ticket given by McNary, LA which is an incorporated village with a population of 170. We were driving through with an out of state license plate but we were not speeding.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 10, 2021

Hire a traffic court attorney from that parish or a neighboring parish yo get thr best outcome.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: The dad has got a civil warrant how do I stop it cause my son is about to graduate school it’s April school ends in May

How to stop civil warrant

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 10, 2021

Due to a lack of punctuation, your question is difficult to follow. Hire a custody lawyer to change custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I move to my mothers home even though she is not my legal guardian?

I am 17 year's old, I will be 18 next month in May. My father is my legal guardian but I want to move to my mothers due to my fathers mental, emotional, and verbal abuse. Can I move to my mothers without permission? If I do, what would the police do?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 10, 2021

You have already asked this question. My advice was to move into your mother's home and report your father's physical abuse to the police.

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