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Q: What do I do about a months old speeding ticket and suspended license?

I received a citation for speeding in Sept. 2019, missed my court date, and was notified by mail that I was in contempt, with my license suspended. I (foolishly) haven't done anything because I'm terrified to make the wrong move and end up in jail or with fines well beyond what I could... Read more »

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

Hire a traffic court lawyer to get the attachment recalled and handle the ticket or you could go to jail for speeding.

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Q: Oncoming traffic stopping and pulling off the road for a funeral procession a Louisiana law or custom?

The statute states "pedestrians and operators of all motor vehicles shall yield the right-of-way to each vehicle participating in a funeral procession." And "However, the operator of a motor vehicle may pass a funeral procession which is traveling in the right lane of a divided... Read more »

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

One lane in one direction, do not pass a funeral. Two or more lanes in one direction, you may pass a funeral. You must pull on to the shoulder for emergency vehicles, i.e. an ambulance, law enforcement, fire truck, no matter how many lanes there are. For a funeral you need only pull on to the... Read more »

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Q: If i receive a ticket in the mail from a speeding camera. Do i need to pay it? If i don’t, what is the repercussion?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 18, 2020

You can be arrested if you fail to pay and your driver's license can be suspended with a big fat fee to have it reinstated. If you can find a traffic court attorney to represent you, that is an alternative.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Louisiana on
Q: If the police officer let me go, after taking a picture of my license, can I expect charges later? Or even jail time?

I was pulled over for failure to use my blinker but officer asked me if had anything illegal. I had about 4 grams of weed and a pipe. The officer let me go and didn’t give me a ticket or summons but told me someone would be in contact with me in a couple weeks after the courts open back up about... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 11, 2020

If you are correct about the amount it is a misdemeanor. you will receive a summons. You can hire a criminal attorney to handle this for you. If you do not have a prior criminal record, you will not get jail time.

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Q: What does it mean when your court case status is DLF or TVB?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 29, 2020

A Louisiana attorney would know this best, but your post remains open for four weeks. As a general abbreviation across the nation, TVB could mean Traffic Violations Bureau. 'Not sure about DLF. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Q: If I pay my ticket will I still need to go to court to clear my warrant

I just got my money together to pay the ticket when they all shutdown due to the virus. I left messages and spoke with other deputies and the chief and said they wouldn't be processing warrants. Of course I get a call on the day after my ticket was due and I paid it and all. The police station... Read more »

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

No you have an attachment. You need an attorney to get that recalled.

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Q: I was supposed to appear in court on April.16 for a traffic ticket. Can I pay it Monday without consequences

It stated I was 11miles over the speed limit.

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

Traffic Court probably wasn't open. Look at the Clerk of Court's website. If it was open, an attachment has been issued for you. If not pay it online. However you will have a moving violation raising your insurance for 5 years. Your best bet is to hire a traffic court attorney who... Read more »

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Q: Is he being held for the traffic at this point?

My fiancé was arrested on Feb. 4th of this year for a warrant. He had 4 charges that were already set to $20,000 each. I called the bail bonds today to set up a payment plan, only to get told he has 3 traffic that do not have a bond yet (which he was never told of). Hes been to court once (I’m... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 31, 2020

Call the Sheriff's Office to find out the fines and court dates for his traffic tickets. Get receipts when you pay. If not, he could be waiting a LONG time in a jail full of Covid19.

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Q: Rules of First responder passing without any lights and sirens after tailgating on a narrow 2 lane road

I had a vehicle pass on L side on a 2 lane hwy.< narrow rd> his mirror hit my mirror on his passing. no lights no sirens, no emergency flashers, never flashed headlights/ horn to indicate emergent or need to pass. He had been tailgating me and stopped so close to me at 2 stop signs-all I... Read more »

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

Yea that is a moving violation that will increase your premium for 5 years if you don't have an attorney.

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Q: How do I go about filing/requesting a restricted or re-instated license due to hardship. 32:414 (2)

1st offense of 32:414 (2) 30 day suspension

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

Contact Motor Vehicles. But call before you go because who knows what hours they are now open in light of Covid19.

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Q: first speeding ticket and noticed this section number on the ticket (wasn’t racing) normal?

So it’s the first speeding ticket ever and I was just passing two 18 wheelers and was 26 over the limit. Why is drag racing my section number?? Should I be worried?

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

You need to fight that ticket because just paying it will increase your insurance for 5 years

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Q: My husband got pulled over for no break lights working & has a suspended driver's license. They took my license plate

Off of my vehicle. I have current insurance & registration. Why was my plate taken

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 14, 2020

They took your plate because you allowed him to drive your car without a license.

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Q: I recieved a ticket for improper display of license plate but corrected the problem while the officer was there.

Do I still have to pay the fine? This happened in Denham Springs Louisiana.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 12, 2020

Take a picture of it, print it and take it to Traffic Court.

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Q: Why is my license being suspended? I recieved a notice with the code 32.414 as the reason.

I was involved in an accident and I plead guilty to the accident and paid my fines. Now I have recieved a notice about a suspension of my license. I have to drive for a living, is there anything I can do? I really am not sure why it is being suspended.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 27, 2020

DMV suspended you for either DWI or negligent injury. Contact your traffic court attorney.

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Q: I am a Lyft driver, and I got ticketed for going around the barricade that was marked local traffic only for pickup

The location was presumed within the barricade. I lost the ride and evidence attached when the ride was switched on me. Did I actually do anything illegal? And what are my options? He charged me with LARS 32:237. They are trying to coerce me into a deal, and I’m also looking for precedents for... Read more »

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

Hire a traffic court attorney. This sounds like a bogus ticket.

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Q: I’m a minor and i was seeing if i could go to jail or given probation for not doing community service for traffic ticket
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 13, 2020

If you don't do your community service you could go to Florida Parishes!!!

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Q: I received a ticket for doing 64mph in a 55mph zone. If I pay the ticket, would this affect my insurance?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 11, 2020

YES for 5 years. You need to plead not guilty, ask for a non moving and expungement. Or hire a traffic court attorney handle the whole thing for you.

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Q: I had a traffic citation from 2 years ago and recently had a court date for it i missed it and they will arrest and hold

me and i went to the courthouse to pay and they said i wasn’t in the system and i couldn’t pay something that’s not there but 10 days later i have a warrant and even if i pay it they said they won’t revoke the warrant what can i do?

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

Hire a traffic court attorney to recall the attachment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: Is it An appropriate citation to receive when a vehicles fog or running light doesn’t work but the headlamp does?

I was pulled over for inoperable headlamp in Louisiana. At the time my headlamps were working and only the lower left running (fog) light was not working Upon inspection the officer stated he smelled weed in the vehicle and requested to search the vehicle which I hesitantly agreed to. The officer... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 31, 2020

Headlamps can be the pretext for a stop. Hire a criminal attorney.

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Q: Hi, Can a ticket be removed from 7 years ago? I was pulled over for expired plate. I didn't realize it had been expired

I was dealing with trauma at the time. I also had no insurance because of loss of employment and received a citation. The officer also kept my driver's license because it was from another state and I didn't know I had to change it after a year.I honestly thought I could change it once it... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 24, 2020

Hire a traffic court attorney to resolve the ticket and get the attachment recalled.

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