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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a search warrant be issued for a house that one is not listed as an occupant
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 26, 2021

Yes, if law enforcement has probable case to believe the target is staying there. For instance a boy friend who regularly stays at his girl friend's home.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was offered a plea deal and it was this” 2 years hard labor suspended 3 years active supervised probation”.

Does that mean I have to go to jail or prison?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 27, 2021

Do you have an attorney representing you? If so, then you need to ask her these questions and your options? That said, if what you write is accurate, then you do not go to jail unless during your probation of 3 years you are revoked which case you then have to sere your jail time. But... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: I was offered a plea deal that says 2 years hard labor suspended 3 years ASP. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN EXACTLY
J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Apr 26, 2021

It means that you would be sentenced to 2 years prison with LA Department of Corrections, at hard labor. That prison sentence would be suspended (put on hold) and not served. You would be placed on 3 years adult supervised probation. There would be normal conditions of that probation. If you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: Is there any and where do I look for case law to get a better idea of my chances of avoiding the felony/sentence

I was a passenger in a car I was helping transport back to Texas that I was legally borrowing to do repairs to. The driver (I just met) was hired by vehicle owner to help me make the trip, and unbeknownst to me in possession of meth and a R/X pill/s (of which we were both charged because it was... Read more »

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

You need to hire a criminal attorney to develop a defense. Do NOT give anyone a statement.

Q: How do I file a stay away order for protection order of some sort Also have an exparte order overturned

My kids paternal aunt just doesn’t like me& has repetitively&continuously been calling child services making false reports of abuse or neglect since 2018 July 2019 after a long battle with child services I was granted custody of my children Dad visits every other Saturday. July 2019 to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 29, 2020

You need to quarantine for 2 weeks and get 2 negative covid tests. Then hire a custody lawyer.

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 Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Age 16 left home due to being punished for marijuana use in our home. He is living with girlfriends family.what to do?

16 year old completed senior year and will graduate. Turns 17 in Sept. Previously arrested for drugs at school (2018) and completed probation program. Caught him smoking pot in our house again and took electronics away. He left that night and went to girlfriends house. Girlfriends parents told... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 5, 2020

Call the police to get him returned and into counseling. If not, he's gonna be a Daddy within the year and stuck with 18 years of child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Louisiana on
Q: Illegal search (I messed up on my first question)

The cops were called to my home because of an argument between my spouse. They were beating on the door and screaming for us to come out. My spouse opened the door and had their tasers pointed at my spouse. So he took a step back because he got nervous. They yanked him out of our home onto the... Read more »

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

Ah, now you have a bad search. Hire a criminal defense attorney

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