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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Hi I got a ticket on March the 26th how many days I have to get a lawyer
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 20, 2021

Your court date is on your ticket.

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Q: Is a careless operation warranted for looking to my mirror for a lane change and a vehicle braking causing a collision

Coming to an intersection with a green light there were cars accelerating slowly so I decided to change to the right lane to pass, I glanced to the right side mirror ensuring is was safe to merge and started making the change. When I got my eyes back forward the vehicle in front of me was slamming... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 14, 2021

1) the passing lane is on the left, not the right,

2) notify your insurance company so that they can represent you in the personal injury case when you get sued...and you will be sued,

3) hire a traffic court lawyer to represent you on your ticket.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Employee ran red light in company vehicle; photo enforced ticket issued to company. Can company make employee pay ticket
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 12, 2021

It depends on the employers policies and procedures, and hopefully, it is contained within a written policy and procedure manual. Of course, the employee should have the right to dispute this with his employer and with the court should the employee desire to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Hi! What would happen if you were pulled over in Louisiana for no insurance, and the cop took your license plate?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 12, 2021

Hire a criminal attorney. You omitted the citation on your posted question.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Based on principle, is there a way to dispute a traffic ticket for speeding?

Ticket given by McNary, LA which is an incorporated village with a population of 170. We were driving through with an out of state license plate but we were not speeding.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 10, 2021

Hire a traffic court attorney from that parish or a neighboring parish yo get thr best outcome.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Should I have been notified of a speeding ticket court date change due to covid?

I got my first speeding ticket on 3/13/2020, on the ticket court was set for 4/30/2020. I called twice with no answer when lock down began for court change, but no one picked up. I received a failure to appear in court letter on 3/18/2021. I am simply wanting my reinstatement fees waved. Should I... Read more »

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

I sympathize with you. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to find out your new court date, however what steps you took may assist you in getting in fee/charges associated with the warrant for your missed court date--that is up to the discretion of the Judge. Your reference to receiving a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: At school, I bought a parking spot. Someone parks in it everyday. What can I do?

The school sells two types of parking spaces, reserevd and not reserved. The not reserved spots are $15 for a parking tag, and they can park anywhere in the parking lot except for the reserved spaces. I bought a reserved spot for $50. This means that I own this spot from 7:30am-3:30pm. Someone... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Mar 30, 2021

Quite frankly, in all likelihood law enforcement or tow companies will not mess with this----you really need to get the school to enforce and take action against the offender.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Am I liable for a non-moving violation in someone else's vehicle?

I was stopped at an inspection sticker stop and given a non-moving for expired inspection sticker and no proof of insurance, but the vehicle isn't mine. Will I be held liable regardless of ownership?

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

Yes the operator is liable.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Gov & Administrative Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is the LA DMV just in placing a block on my license because an unauthorized driver was caught driving my stored vehicle.

DMV keeps telling me under the liability compulsory laws I am expected to have insurance even if my vehicle is in storage. But isn't that if vehicle was involved in an accident?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 3, 2021

No unless wheels removed and up on blocks (immobilized) you must have insurance. If unauthorized driver was ticketed for a moving violation, you will also have your license suspended until you sell the car or you get insurance.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: unathorised driver caught driving with no insurance. Does the DMV have the right to block my license for no insurance

The law says I am not responsible for an unauthorized driver but DMV insist that I'm responsible for it not having insurance

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

Your attorney can file an action with an administrative law court.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents, Collections and Insurance Defense for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get a restitution letter WHILE I'm paying for the damages to a collections agency setup by the insurance agency

I was uninsured during the accident and was at fault. I cant pay the amount in full but it was sent to a collections. I want a letter saying it's been handled & I'm paying for it overtime....I need it to present to the judge.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

They should give you one. Hopefully, you are paying by check so the check is your receipt.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents, Collections and Insurance Defense for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get a restitution letter WHILE I'm paying for the damages to a collections agency setup by the insurance agency

I was uninsured during the accident and was at fault. I can pay the amount in full but it was sent to a collections. I want a letter saying it's been handled & I'm paying for it overtime

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

Pay it by check in full. Note on the check that it is payment in full and send it with a cover letter that you need a Release. Then get insurance.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I received a ticket for speeding, trooper said I refused to sign, but I didn’t. He took my license. What do I do for it?

Happened in Louisiana.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 21, 2021

Hire a traffic court lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get an ex offender provisional license if I owe back child support. I was released from jail on 2/6/21
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Feb 8, 2021

That would probably depend on whether Support Enforcement submitted your name for suspension of licenses as a result of the arrearage. If so, you would probably speak with to your caseworker to try and make satisfactory payment arrangements to lift the suspension.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: How do I deal with traffic ticket form another state?

I received a traffic ticket from Louisiana before moving out of state (planned before receiving ticket) I have no way of getting to Louisiana from my current state. Is there a way to trend to the court date without having to be in Louisiana?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 5, 2021

Hire a traffic court attornry to handle it for you and you don't have to appear.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I have a ticket for failing to put my signal light on 100ft before the stop sign... is that even a traffic violation
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 1, 2021

Afraid so. It is a traffic regulation that you signal for all turns.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Got pulled over and was issued a speeding ticket the officer wrote the ticket and I signed it but the never received a

Copy of the ticket

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 28, 2021

Call the Clerk of Court and find out your court date.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: My girlfriend got a ticket in Louisiana. The issuing officer only gave her about 2 weeks to appear.

Does Louisiana have any laws stating she must be given a larger amount of time to appear in court other than a few weeks?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 16, 2021

She can hire a LA attorney to appear for her and she doesn't have to appear at all.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: My 17 year old received a ticket for going 100 mph on the internet state in Louisiana. What is the penalty for this?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 12, 2021

Your son needs a traffic court lawyer because 100 mph on the INTERSTATE may be screened as a felony.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Can they change court date on a speeding ticket without notifying you?

I called to ask about more time to pay a speeding ticket. They told me show up to court and they will give me more time. But they changed the court dat from tomorrow to a day next week. I can't go next week I will be out of town for work. What can I do?

J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Jan 7, 2021

(1) You can pay your ticket before the court date if you do not plan to contest the ticket (unless a required court appearance offense).

(2) You can hire an attorney to represent you. That attorney could appear on your behalf and enter a plea. You would not have to be present....
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