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Q: How much time does kidnapping carjacking strangulation carry
E. Alexander Laird
E. Alexander Laird answered on Oct 20, 2020

Carjacking carries between 2 and 20 years. Kidnapping varies greatly depending on several including whether the victim is injured or whether she was held for ransom.

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Q: What is the legal consequences for going awol for a period of no more than 2 weeks on state orders for a Guardsmen(army)

For a Louisiana ArmyNational Guardsmen.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 18, 2020

Don't know if you are asking the military consequence or cuatody consequence.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: can a first offense aggravated flight get reduced to a misdemeanor

& if so would probation be considered or jail time?

J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Oct 18, 2020

Anything theoretically "could" be reduced to a misdemeanor. Whether the DA's Office will, in fact, reduce such a charge will depend on many factors - the criminal record of the defendant, the circumstances of the alleged misconduct, the strength of the evidence in support of the... Read more »

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Q: To receive snap benefits in Louisiana with felony drug charges, is it 1 yr after release or 1 yr after being off paper
J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Oct 18, 2020

In Louisiana, a felony drug convict is ineligible for SNAP benefits for one year after the completion of all terms of his sentence, including any probation, jail sentence, suspended jail sentence, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Louisiana on
Q: I just want to be certain about this, can you receive snap benefits in Louisiana if you have prior drug convictions?
J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Oct 18, 2020

In Louisiana, a person with a felony conviction for drug use/possession is ineligible for SNAP benefits for a period of one year after the completion of any sentence imposed as a result of such conviction.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: my question is, is a mentally disabled person able to be put behind bars for stealing mail?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 15, 2020

If mentally disabled, then get him/her a lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Louisiana on
Q: My fiancee had one $100 bill prop money in his wallet that his nephew gave him. It has japense writing on that translate

Translates to for practice use only. Anyway cops looked in his wallet and are now trying to charge him with monetary instrument abuse. He was being charged with bank fraud originally but it has nothing to do with counterfeit money and the charges were dropped. Basically I'm asking cab he be... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 9, 2020

If he didn't try to negotiate the phony money, the charge will probably be dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: My girlfriend is 17, mom having custody, but she lives with grandparents. Can she up and move out ? What are laws on th

My girlfriend is 17. Her mother has legal custody of her but she lives with her grandparents. Is there any way she could move in with me? I had ran away whenever I was 17 a few years ago and the cops said they could only bring me back home one time, after that it was on my own because I was a legal... Read more »

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

No, a 17 year old is minor and cannot leave home without consent until age 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: Can I be charged with accessory to credit card fraud if I brought someone to Dillard’s and he committed fraud ?

I only brought him to Dillard’s I was unaware he was committing fraud It was a handyman that I hired to do some work at my house he stole paperwork out of my house and used it to commit fraud against my stepmother I had no clue until cops showed up

J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Oct 6, 2020

If law enforcement believes you had no knowledge or involvement in the planning or execution of the offense, then you will not be prosecuted. However, the circumstances concern me. You don't have to be the person to actually commit an offense to be punished for it. Rather, you can be held... Read more »

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Q: My son has been in jail since June 19th probation violation. Has not had probation hearing. How long for hearing?

The felony is forgery for $10 check on a friend putting gas in friends truck. Friend did not want charges pressed.

J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Oct 5, 2020

It should not take this long for a probation revocation hearing to have been set. Consult with a criminal defense attorney to discuss appropriate motions to get your son in front of a judge on the probation violation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Elder Law and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Q: As private caretaker of elderly client, children are accusing me of extorting the dad. He wrote checks from his personal

All that was written and allowed were verified by bank each time by account holder

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

If you are getting anything as a private caretaker, it should not exceed an hourly wage or weekly salary.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is it illegal to knowingly expose someone to HIV in the state of Louisiana?

I among other women have been exposed. One female was with this man for 5 years and his whole family tried to warn her that this man's wife died and had HIV when she died and that he also had it and he just told her that his family did not like her and wanted to break them up she believed him... Read more »

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

Negligent or intentional infliction of HIV is a crime. Call the Sheriff's Office.

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Q: My boyfriend and I got into an altercation and I called the police. His charges were aggrav. battery w/ dangerous weapon

armed robbery, false imprisonment, and domestic abuse battery (misd).. Can I drop these charges? He's on parole as well..

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

Contact then D.A. and ask for a certified copy.

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Q: Son bring held in Jefferson parish jail. Following charges. Discharge of bail5000. Discharge of bail obliged 500. Traf

Traffic 30,000.( But they say is a drug charge? Rig. Traffic 1500.traffic500. Traffic 500.

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

Can't even tell what your question is. Call a criminal lawyer.

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Q: How do I gain access to evidence against me in my criminal trial? What happens if the police officers mislead a Judge

what happens and how do I prove the police officers mislead a Judge to obtain a no knock warrant for a home I do not own or have a lease agreement. I was also not in the home when it was searched and someone who was took responsibility for and did time for what was found in a common area of the... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 26, 2020

You don't get it without your lawyer doing discovery.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Ok so I was arrested along with a friend we both have different charges but they want me to be a witness. Why???

In my opinion I believe and think that the justice system for some reason is trying to railroad me and put all charges on me this is so unjustified and is unfair to me. I am far from wealthy much less afford a good defense attorney but if I don’t get one I’m screwed

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 23, 2020

This is traditional prosecutuin tactics to divide from within. Hire a criminal attorney to advise you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: New neighbors w/20+pitbulls moved in assault my girlfriend threatened me. Called sheriff animal control nothing done

They call sherriff's 6 hours after I did I get a charge of disturbing the peace

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 21, 2020

Take pictures and call again.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: If I never paid my probation fines but no warrant was ever issued and the two years of probation would have ended a year

if the time is up can they still revoke me for not paying?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 19, 2020

Yes you can still be revoked and probation never ended because you did not complete the terms.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: I got a contempt of court for failing to appear in 2014, which led to a bench warrant. Does this expire?

Does a misdemeanor bench warrant ever expire? It's been 6 years

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 18, 2020

No it does not expire. Hire a criminal attorney to get it recalled.

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Q: how much time can you get for contraband in louisiana if you have prior felons
E. Alexander Laird
E. Alexander Laird answered on Sep 17, 2020

You can get up to 5 years for having contraband in a penal institution.

Having a prior record won’t be looked upon favorably when it comes to sentencing.

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