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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Environmental, Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for Louisiana on

Q: Do I have any recourse or a case?

During heavy rains, the small storm drain in front of my house gets overwhelmed and water backs up indoors. The city cleaned ditches for me once; the next time I contacted them they ignored me. This is not a flood zone at all. This is a miserable situation. Is the city responsible? If not, who? I... Read more »

Timur Akpinar answered on Jul 21, 2019

One option you could try is to contact a member of your local government for your district, maybe a city council member or someone along those lines. If the situation you describe is something that other residents in the vicinity are also experiencing, it's possible that an elected official might... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Estate Planning, Municipal Law and Probate for Louisiana on

Q: Hi, my dad past didn't leave a will or trust but owned property an have bank accounts what lawyer can help me with this?

I'm trying to obtain a pro bono lawyer to help assist me in gathering my dad's property house or houses an land, bank accounts, vehicles ect... An to assure all of his assets has NOT been touch sold access bank accounts or ANY ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES since the death of my dad in 2003 I feel ILLEGAL... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 17, 2019

There is no such thing as a "pro bono lawyer." However, many lawyers will volunteer some of their valuable time to help out very poor folks who have very important legal problems and cannot afford to hire a lawyer.

"Gathering your father's property house or houses an land, bank accounts,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Municipal Law for Louisiana on

Q: Is purse snatching a violent crime?

If said purse is not attached to the victims person such as in a shopping cart?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 18, 2018

The law does not disriminate between being in her hand, on her shoulder, in a cart or on the front see of a car. But your attorney can make that defense.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for Louisiana on

Q: I was arrested with a firearms not registered to me... it wasn’t reported stolen till recent but I already have been

Convicted.. and served a sentence for unlawful possession of a weapon.. I didn’t have any knowledge of it being stolen nor did I come back stolen when they ran their initial report.. am I still subject to being convicted for illegal possession?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 5, 2018

You said your were alrwady convicted. You need to consult with a criminal attorney to get the details straight

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