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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.

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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.

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

You need a private defense attorney or public defender

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: How much to have bench warrant recalled in east baton rouge parish
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 1, 2020

Justia is to answer legal questions. Lawyers are not allowed to quote prices or solicit business.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can the cops release my truck to someone else. The title is in my name and but not registered to me DMV shut down

I haven't got to register the truck because the whole virus thing. Did they have the right to do that

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 27, 2020

The registration could be in the lien holder's name. In other words, you buy the truck from a dealer with a loan to Chevy Motor Credit. The title is NOT in your name; is in the name of the lien holder until you pay off the lien. Your truck is seized, you don't pay the lien, the police... Read more »

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Q: I have someone coming in my home when I leave. How can I protect my home?

I have made many reports. 5 to be exact.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 24, 2020

Install deadbolts and an alarm.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Will paying off my probation fees help lessen my time in jail?

Is there such thing as street credit?

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

No such thing as street credit. Pay all probation fees and fines and sentence may be reduced.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking and Small Claims for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue some one on my checking account for taking my COVID19 stimulus money and putting it in their saving

I am the primary account holder on the said account. I added him just recently. I live in Kentwood Louisiana he lives across state line in Ms

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 16, 2020

File a claim in Justice of the Peace Court, close your checking account and open a new one in just your name.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Blank bill of sale with seal

Would like to know what criminal chargers would they face if caught for a blank bill of sale with seal stamp from a government office

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

It's a felony punishable up to 10 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Maximum sentence on simple possession of schedule 2 methamphetamine

Maximum sentence for simple possession of schedule 2 methamphetamine

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 13, 2020

2-30 years. But if it's a first offense, that may be drug court instead.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can someone get arrested for having a second degree battery?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 13, 2020

Yes they can be arrested or get a citation to appear.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get probation for obstruction of justice , it is my first felony

I’ve only ever been charged with theft (misdemeanor) and cyberbullying (misdemeanor) when I was a kid but now I’m considered a adult and charged with obstruction of justice

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

Talk to a criminal attorney about the circumstances, judge and parish. More information is needed.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana on
Q: I have questions about the possible suing of my exhusband/boss for the things he did to me.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 7, 2020

You need to provide more details or call a client.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: What can I do about my friend being in jail for over a month and not being arraigned?

He was arrested on March 9th for Obstruction of Justice. His bond is $100,000. That's crazy!!!! Is there anything I can do????

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

Hire a criminal lawyer for him before he contacts Covid 19.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: boyfriend has a domestic battery 2nd degree charge. What plea bargains can done to keep him out of jail or prison?

hes been in jail for 40 days now. He was on probation prior to this charge. But he just has Domestic battery 2nd charge on 02/21/2020. Can he be put on probation or do any counseling like anger management classes, AA meeting or something?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 31, 2020

Were you the victim of the domestic violence? If so, why are you trying to get him out? He now has a probation violation to deal with also so they will not bond him out. At the least, he will have to do a Domestic Violence Intervention Program which is 26 weeks long and a drug test and an... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is having photos of someone illegal?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 31, 2020

Possession, without distribution, of non-sexual pictures of another person is not illegal.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What happens if a person is in jail in another state awaiting extradition but they don't get picked within the deadline?

Charges are

Domestic abuse preg Vic. Aug 2018

Violation protective Oct 2018

Violation protective. Dec 2018

Possession firearm by felon 2 counts Sept 6

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 31, 2020

I'm guessing a lot of extradictions are delayed now due to the Covid19 virus.

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