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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I have a ticket with two codes 154-400 and 32-865 when this accident happened I was vigilance I totally blacked

Second the no insurance I wasn’t aware that my insurance company dropped me until the accident happened and that’s when I was informed my insurance was dropped two days prior to the accident but I wasn’t aware until that day

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

If you get sued, you need to hire a defense attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: if I got a careless operation and I never hit nobody nor stopped any traffic

what do I do then

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

If you received a careless operation ticket, I recommend that you hire a traffic ticket lawyer to assist you in getting out of this ticket----paying a lawyer now will most likely save you money ion the long run as you might be responsible for higher monthly insurance premiums for multiple years for... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I accidentally hit someone car in a private parking lot didn’t see any damaging so I left I was contacting 2 weeks late

By the police about the incident. The car I was driving wasn’t mine could I go to jail

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

No u won't go to jail but u do need to pay for damages.

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: My former employer accused me of stealing 1000.00 dollars. I did not do this and can prove it.

My former employer accused me of stealing a thousand dollars. I did not do this. I was asked by him if I would take a polygraph and I said yes. I waited to hear from him and did not. 3 months later I am riding with my boyfriend and he gets pulled over and he was told that they was looking for me to... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jun 23, 2021

You should speak with an attorney to discuss your rights regarding the unpaid wages. There are specific laws that regulate the time within which an employer must pay you. After the alleged theft issue was resolved, he may not be able to claim that as a defense. At the very least, you should... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: What to do if DA never receives your traffic ticket; pushes back court date by a month, and still doesn’t have ticket?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 10, 2021

Your traffic court attorney may be able to get it dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Louisiana on
Q: So. I got pulled over in turkery creek for turn signal, a year later got a warrent ticket was paid I got proof

Only thing on ticket was turn signal but searched my car anyway took my Bookbag with maybe a gram of weed but nothing was said. About it in the ticket not heard anything about it again paid ticket now a year later I find out I have a warrent for the weed is this legal? It doesn’t seem right I... Read more »

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

Yes this is legal. Weed had to be sent to Baton Rouge for testing. Hire a criminal lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Why won't Louisiana officer accept a valid Texas registration sticker as proof of registration for TX resident?

Got pulled over for speeding in LeCompte LA and officer would not accept my valid Texas registration sticker. The sticker is the only form of registration for TX and contains all necessary info. He stated "Welcome to Louisiana, I need your registration card". TX doesn't issue that... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 27, 2021

Hire a traffic court lawyer in that Parish to represent you and you dont even have to appear.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Is a speeding ticket voidable if it contains inaccurate information?

I was issued a speeding ticket in Tangipahoa Parish. The trooper put the incorrect time, 1045 instead of 945, and also the wrong registration expiration year, 2021 instead of 2022. Am I able to contest the ticket as voidable for inaccurate information?

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

You can contest it for that reason and it is up to the Judge to decide if that makes the entire ticket suspect.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: While driving I-10 eastbound right before Acadian thruway in the slow lane, roads were extremely wet, right front steer

tire blew out, and vehicle that was traveling in front of my company vehicle stopped short which caused me to swerve to the shoulder, and truck went into the soft shoulder due to it be severely wet, truck slid into bushes, no other vehicle was damaged, no personal property of the city or the state... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 23, 2021

If your tire blew out, that's your defense.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Is an out of date speed study/survey grounds for dismals of a speeding ticket in Louisiana?

While traveling (California), I saw an article about speeding tickets and things most people don't know about them. It stated that an out of date speed study/survey for the road the speed citation was issued on was grounds to have it dismissed. Is this the case in Louisiana also? Thank you in... Read more »

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

In answer to your question, NO.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: My license was suspended a few years ago for non-payment of traffic ticket. I have since received 3 tickets Dus

I missed the court date for all 3 of these. They are all in different parishes in Louisiana. What can I do to fix this? I have since paid my ticket and gotten my license reinstated

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 9, 2021

You need to hire traffic court lawyers to handle those tickets and recall the attachments because you will be arrested and your license will be suspended again.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: ticket 32:282 &14:38slowed up a truck bye throwing a thing into a rural road and then walked out and moved it talked to

Then I moved out of road and got on shoulder driver pulled up and I told him some things about save slow driving a he drove off at no time did my display actually hender his right of way slowed his approach yes no threats too him h

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

Neither citation makes sense in light of the events you describe. Hire a criminal defense attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: My brother got a ticket and lost it I called the judges office and DA office to verify his court date they said his

Court date was for may 5 2021. Today. This is what they told me Monday when I called them. He goes to court and they tell him he awas supposes to be there yesterday. So I call both parties bk today because he now has a warrent because they lies to me about his court date and they won't fix... Read more »

James Scott Ruel
James Scott Ruel answered on May 6, 2021

Have the attachment recalled and set a new date.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Is it true that a first-offense violator of Revised Statute 32.77 shall be issued only a warning?

I called the D.A.'s office, and was informed that my fine would be $232 by the date on my ticket. Even with a first offense that would be my fine. Is the information on this site accurate in 2021?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 27, 2021

I am not sure where you saw this on this site, but I do not see how you can violate this and law enforcement be required to issue you a warning the first time. That said, the statute does say that there must be appropriate signs or markings to indicate the beginning and end of the no passing zones.

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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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
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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