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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: outside agency counselor to see my son after an email stated to stop .

My son attends the school in our area. When asked verbally to stop services from an outside agency the school counselor stated she misunderstood. There was a conference call shortly after this incident stating again I did not want an outside counselor agency coming to the school to see my son. The... Read more »

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

Put it in a fax to the agency, school board & outside agency to cease.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Louisiana on
Q: I completed a drug court program in Terrebonne Parish in 2016 for felony in 2013 - when can I get expungement?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 12, 2019

If your probation is over, all your fines and supervision fees have been paid you can get it expunged now. Even if your probation isn"t over, if all the supervision fees have been paid, you can get your probation terminated now and get it expunged.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Q: I found someone who had overdosed and called 911. I was arrested for drugs and there were no drugs found is this legal.

I found a friend od. I called 911 police and emt arrived. They searched house but there were no drugs. They searched my purse and I had bc powder in a bottle of tylenol. And was arrested charged with possession n man. Of herion. They tested it for cocaine but refused to test for her. I had to spend... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 10, 2019

Jeez good deed really punished you. A criminal attorney should be able to wrap this up.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: So for an interstate phone conversation to be recorded between Washington state and Louisiana only one side needs to

Give consent to be recordedcas long as the call is being initiated from Washington?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 31, 2019

In Louisiana it is legal. You need to ask a Washington state lawyer if it's legal there.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Louisiana on
Q: What does Electronic communications consist of? Does it cover basic phone conversation that is threatening?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 20, 2019

Phone, text, Facebook messenger, Skype, instagram... any social media.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I live in the state of Louisiana. Can I go out without parents permission at 17
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 17, 2019

No, you are a minor. Wait until you are 18. Then you can move out.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Louisiana on
Q: I have the same situation with the disqualification from FNS two years ago. background check is active disqualification

How can I remove “active disqualification” to “inactive or expired”? The FNS says it will not have a bearing on my job hunting. When I get an interview, the background check came back racketeering and active disqualification.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 8, 2019

Hire a juvenile court attorney quickly. You have 365 days before they put your kids up for adoption.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Business Formation and Communications Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a private citizen of Louisiana write and place a bill of legislation?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 2, 2019

As a general matter, bills are usually written by lawmakers. They can also come from other elected officials as well. But lawmakers should be attentive to the voices of their constituents, and many lawmakers welcome correspondence from citizens as to their ideas and thoughts. You could contact the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Louisiana on
Q: I want to know if I can get in trouble helping someone in jail for drug trafficking to get a lawyer

hello I have a question I am an American citizen what happened is that a family member of mine was involved in a drug related crime and needs someone to put him in a lawyer and ask me to help him put up a lawyer and give my name and taxes to the lawyer I do not have I would like to know if this... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 25, 2018

Hiring a lawyer for a relative will not affect your mother's immigration case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Louisiana on
Q: my uncle is in Louisiana and he got in to a fight with a policeman so the judge gave him 3 months and 2 years of …..

my uncle is in Louisiana and he got in to a fight with a policeman so the judge gave him 3 months in jail and 2 years of public service under control but my uncle did not admit to the crime he was afraid that they will send him back to his country since he is not an American citizen yet so what do... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Jun 9, 2018

He should schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney and show him/her his record of conviction. The attorney can advise him as to whether the conviction renders him deportable from the US, and if any relief is available to him.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Louisiana on
Q: My husband was threatened to say what the detective wanted them to say.

They told him that if he did not say it that they were taking me (wife) to jail and taking our son to state custody.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 10, 2018

Hire a criminal attorney. Not enough details to give you an opinion.

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