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Q: How long do it take to be convicted of a crime?

you have about four charges over your head never been convicted of none ran concurrent, did treatment,most affidavit was signed charges was dropped so what else can I do will they try to railroad me can I get time or probation, or they just trying to convict me of something?? no witness or willing... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Aug 9, 2021

It sounds like they might be trying to get as much as possible up front, perhaps even agreements from you, that they know they won't get at trial. Figure out what you are willing to do up front in hopes of having the charges dropped and don't let them push you past that point. Set it for... Read more »

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Q: What do I do in a situation where the Domestic Abuse is more Mental?

On the daily, I get called things like Filthy trash, horrible wife. He has me isolated. He now has some of my own Family turn against me. Keeps me home with no ride, no money, no phone. I'm at home everyday with my kids, while he's out and about living his life. I feel like he pushes... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Aug 8, 2021

Get a job, start stashing money, get an apartment, move out and file for divorce. Under Louisiana law, verbal abuse is only domestic abuse if he threatens physical violence. Without a threat, it is just being nasty.

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Q: My fiance is being charged with domestic assault and child endangerment, but he never assaulted me what can we do?

The officer who came said that I said he punched me in the face but I don't recall ever saying such thing I said that I don't know who started it

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Aug 6, 2021

Hire a criminal attorney to represent your fiance.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Can you change an Unfair DA in your case?

can paid lawyer get better results then public defender? Can you change an Unfair DA in your case?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jul 25, 2021

You can't change your ADA. A private attorney usually has a smaller caseload than the Public Defenders Office which is grossly underfunded and understaffed.

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Q: Is it possible they dismiss the domestic violence case or drop charges against my husband if I (the victim) was drunk?

My husband went to jail after I call the cops on him after a discussion. We were drinking (I drank A LOT) and we started discussing and I push him so he started defending himself. I got some almost invisible bruises but I don't even remember if it was from him but I said in the declaration... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jul 19, 2021

Talk to HIS lawyer who can call you to testify that you were drunk, that you pushed him down that for all you know the bruises were from being falling down drunk.

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Q: Can I drop domestic violence charges if I am the victim?

My fiance has domestic violence charge on him 2nd offense? His others were dropped by the someone else.. If I drop charges will he have a bond still if I drop them and what more then likely will be the situation or consequences?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 16, 2021

Depending on the date of arrest, you can contact law enforcement or the District Attorney's office requesting "drop charges" and/or that prosecution not be pursued but ultimately it is up to the District Attorney's office whether or not to pursue a case and/or dismiss charges if... Read more »

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Q: How do I fight a Domestic Violence Charge , But It Was In Self Defense Because I Was Attacked first

They filed a restraining order against me but it was self defense on my end so how do I fight the charge

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 7, 2021

The first thing you should do is to hire a criminal defense attorney so you have someone on your side as you litigate this charge.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: is it illegal to audio record someone taking care of your child without their consent if you suspect child abuse?

I suspected that my ex-wife was abusing my children. So, I placed an audio recording device in a car that I own but she uses often. Sure enough, after I came back from work and listened to the recording, I found out that she was abusing my son to an extreme psychological level. What should I do? is... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jun 17, 2021

No exception. It's still illegal

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Q: if you went to jail for lying on police report, will the innocent defendant charges get dropped once they go to court?

I previously filed a false police report on someone because I was extremely angry emotional dealing with morning sickness ,don’t know What came over me, so I went to jail because I confess will the DA still prosecute since I told the truth? Will charges be dismissed in court? Or will a innocent... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jun 17, 2021

His attorney needs to call you as a witness if it is not dismissed.

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Q: when victim tells what really happens on false report, and victim drops charges that’s were placed

Will the state have enough evidence to pick it up and still try to convict him on false charges, victim is admitting too prosecutor that the report was false and wants to admit that she’s wrong for what she did ? Will the case drops. Will judge drops WARRANT when defendant appear to court? Does... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jun 2, 2021

Get victim to go to DA and fill out drop charge form. Then hire criminal attorney. Too many details to be addressed on this forum.

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Q: It’s a domestic violence case and the victim going report that it’s was falsely reported , can district attorney recall

Recall warrant also if the defendant is actually innocent

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jun 1, 2021

If victim recants testimony, then DA may nolle prosse charge, if they have no other evidence.

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Q: Hello Can you ask a question for me? How does Louisiana address a probation violation of Domestic Abuse Battery?

My Son was convicted of Domestic Abuse battery, kidnaping on his girlfriend about four years ago. He continue in a relationship with this girl. There was no protective order in place because at court she requested the judge not place one. Last year, she made a false claim that he again abuse her by... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 31, 2021

If your son has a lawyer, then you should direct these questions to his lawyer. If your son does not have a lawyer, then you should seek to hire a lawyer for him. One of the things I notice about your post is that you claim the 2nd arrest has no merit----if the 2nd arrest goes away, which is may... Read more »

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Q: Can district attorney recall warrant without going to jail
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 31, 2021

Yes, he can request that a warrant be recalled. It is up to the judge to actually recall the warrant.

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Q: How do you get a warrant recalled without going to jail, if domestic violence police report was falsely reported?

Would the person still get arrested if it isn’t true, can district attorney recall the warrant if victim reports what actually happened, also the individual was arrested before on several accounts of domestic violence also was previously held on a no bond held on gwens law..but never been... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 31, 2021

Hire a criminal attorney to review all these factors.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: How do you drop charges on a person who repeatedly been arrested for domestic violence was once held in jail with no

With no bond , held on gwens law..but never been convicted Got out and also attended classes such rehab , sober living facility , he also have monitor set where he have curfew but what if that domestic report was false how can you drop it and also get district attorney to drop it ? Also recall... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 30, 2021

Go to the DA and ask for a drop charge form

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: My attorney filed this exparte art 3945 in divorce petition on April 29, 2020. Courts did not give me date til 6/22/20

I still have not seen or spoke to my little girl in over a year. Courts still did not see or hear any of my evidence to protect my child from her father and his son, mother, daughter who all abused my child.

My husband now has my little girl brainwashed... forcing her to lie about me to... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 17, 2021

I do not think you asked a question in your post and also, you have an attorney. You need to ask your questions to your attorney.

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Q: Who would i the victim speak to on behalf of husband in a domestic violence case to assist in dropping charge

We went to 2 court dates at beginning of covid and never got any notification of any other date he was arrested 2 weeks ago fta on this matter but state kept the charges i never wanted to press charges

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 15, 2021

Go to the District Attorneys Office and fill out a drop charge form and hire a criminal defense lawyer for him.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Can I do anything about anonymous gifts and fear of escalation?

I was groomed & basically manipulate into a relationship with a man twice my age. I was 19 when we met, he was 39. This was about 2 years ago & he's still trying to get in contact with me, mainly through gifts, beginning within the last few months. Sending flowers to my house/leaving... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 7, 2021

First send him an email, Facebook message and letter by certified mail to cease all contact with you at home, work or school by social media, email, phone, text or in person.

The next time he contacts you, file a criminal stalking complaint and file a protective order.

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Q: We are moving to Maryland and my fiancé is currently going to court ordered classes and has another court date in June.

Can my fiancé either get the case dropped or have his classes transferred up to Maryland when we move in about 6 weeks? He was arrested and charged with domestic abuse battery due to a simple argument/fight that got out of control with his little brother who we were taking care of at the time and... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 4, 2021

Your fiance can contact Probation and Parole to get his class transferred.

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Q: If my 22 yr old daughter won’t go to court on domestic charges on her husband can I step up and go?

He has been to jail 2-3 times for violating that restraining order or protection order most recently in March 2021 but she is beat up again and don’t want him go to jail... I’m raising thier daughter and the initial protection order was set for her and her family because he threatened to kills... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 26, 2021

Take photographs of any injuries, call the Sheriff's office and hire a custody lawyer to file for custody and contempt.

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