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Q: How can someone get a possession of firearm charge when no weapon was found on person and driver said it was theirs?

How can someone get a possession of a firearm charge by a convicted felon if no weapon was found on person and the driver told the cops it was his weapon?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 17, 2022

A charge/arrest/summons is only an accusation and is not a conviction. The defendant in this instance should definitely hire and attorney and discuss his defenses to the charge. Good luck.

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Q: As a father how can I sign my rights over a child
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 25, 2022

Signing rights over a child is a big thing and have legal implications-----please contact a family lawyer or an adoption lawyer to discuss your situation and your options. Good luck.

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Q: How do I go about termination of rights for my 2 sons father
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 5, 2022

Something this serious should not be done without representation and as such, I recommend that the first thing you do is consult with a few family law attorneys to discuss this and then decide how to best proceed.

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Q: What could be the outcome of first offense strangulation domestic battery simple and resisting an officer charge?

I put a missing person out for my son and when he was located the investigator said he has to turn him over to sheriff's office for a warrant that wasn't in the system from almost a year ago. Altercation with his dad but dad didn't press charges. Now is in jail with no court or... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 19, 2022

Not enough information is provided here, however the charge can be probated, it is is punishable with incarceration and as such, I would recommend that the defendant hire a criminal defense lawyer to begin preparing a defense of the matter in hope of achieving the best outcome.

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Q: Can you get a reckless operation charge dismissed if you go to court and argue that it was not the case?

I was doing 76 in a 45 which is speeding however I was also charged/cited with reckless operation. What are my options?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 5, 2022

If you go to trial and the prosecution does not prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt or if before trial the prosecution is convinced that it cannot prove its case, then yes you might get the reckless op dismissed. On the other hand, if you are going 30 mph over the speed limit, then many times... Read more »

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Q: Re: HOA voting. Is it legal in LA for an HOA to require the homeowners' SIGNATURE & UNIT ADDRESS on the ballot?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 21, 2022

On its face the answer to your question is that it is not illegal. That said, the voting process is very possibly described and detailed in your HOA's governing documents and you should review them and see what they say---or hire an attorney to see what they say and whether or not it is... Read more »

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Q: Does an authentic act have to be filed at the local courthouse or do we just keep the copy?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 28, 2022

More information is needed to answer this question but just guessing I would advise that if you want something between 2 parties to possibly be enforceable as to the 3rd parties then yes, it would have to be recorded in the public record----but having stated this, one would still need additional... Read more »

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Q: Can I sue a finance company for charging double the amount for a vehicle. I can explain better with a phone call.

I co-signed for my son a car at the price of $12,400. The car was purchased January 2020 with $1000 down toward it, notes are $410.64 but he still has four more years of payments. This is truly unjustified, unfair and ridiculous. I need guidance on what to do and who to contact to help.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 17, 2022

Yes, it is most likely unfair and ridiculous however you and your son sign the agreement-----and you are going to have to explain why it was not voluntary. Try the Consumer Protection Division of the LA Attorney General's office and see if it can provide you some assistance. At this point... Read more »

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Q: I was in a domestic dispute nearly two years ago and tried to get my boyfriend to leave the home. I called the police,

but the police took his side and threatened to arrest me if I called them again. I was also told as long as he received mail here, he was a resident. I was told my landlord could have him evicted. He tried but we both got the runaround and Covid-19 restrictions came into place by time we finally... Read more »

Jacob Rennick
Jacob Rennick
answered on Dec 13, 2021

Yes, your landlord can move to evict him only. If your landlord is willing to help, have them meet with a real estate attorney to make sure they are following proper eviction procedure, otherwise your boyfriend could have a potential wrongful eviction suit.

The Louisiana eviction...
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Q: I lost my debit card . A check went through account for 38k I filed appeal/police report can I face charges/ how long?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Nov 17, 2021

Based on your post and specifically $38,000, you should consult with an attorney in your area immediately to determine the best way to proceed moving forward. Good luck.

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Q: My daughter and I have 16 acres together that is undivided. Basically the line goes right through my living room.

Can she sell her part without my consent

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Oct 12, 2021

In order to really answer this question, one should review what is actually owned by you and by her and what, if any, restrictions exist as to selling the property. Once that is done, then one needs to determine what effect, if any, goes to any verbal agreements made between the two of you as to... Read more »

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Q: I got a summons ticket for trespassing go to arraignment plead no contest trial date comes in the mail with2charges

One u never plead to and the judge never asks me if I needed a lawyer or could pay what do I do

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 16, 2021

You post does make sense but from it, I understand that you have some pending criminal charges-----and although they are most likely misdemeanors, you should still contest them if you have legal defenses and/or think that the prosecution will not be able to provide its case-----you best bet to... Read more »

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Q: Do you have to pay for a public defender in Louisiana
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 17, 2021

Sometimes. The average rate for most misdemeanors is probably around $1,500---$2,000 depending on the charge. True, if you call around you might be able to find an attorney who will charge less than $1,500--$2,000 depending on the circumstances, but there are also attorneys who will charge more.... Read more »

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Q: Okay, if a murder take place and there are at least a witness but no physical evidence can the case stick?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 31, 2021

Yes but it depends on the evidence and does the trier of fact believe beyond a reasonable doubt that a murder occurred. Testimony alone can meet this burden of proof.

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Q: How can I help my son get a lesser charge? We live in Florida... Will he get time in louisiana??

He's 21 years old...

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 29, 2021

More details are needed, but to me the obvious answer is to hire him a competent or better criminal defense lawyer who practices in the area where the prosecution is taking place. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and search for criminal defense lawyers in that area---contact a few, discuss the details... Read more »

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Q: My son was killed by a class mate 2 months after graduation July 4th 2020. The killer is charged with negligent homicide

My son told me of the behavior of the killer that let to his death just weeks prior to the incident and I want to make sure he get the proper representation. Our last conversations are his only defense because he is dead and I want to make sure he is represented properly. I am unsure of the... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 19, 2021

If you are seeking justice for your son and you want the defendant to be found guilty, then contact the District Attorney's office and ask to speak to the assistant district attorney or the investigator involved in the prosecution of the defendant. Tell him that you have information relative... Read more »

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Q: I received a request for cancelation on a property I own, what does it mean
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 12, 2021

Your post is too broad, however, you should take the paperwork request to a real estate attorney in your area and show it to him and ask what does it mean.

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Q: If President and vice President are both deceased in the non-profit. Louisiana

but secretary still living who then can become president vice president or but secretary still living who then can become president, vice president, or CEO President

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

It depends on the governing documents of the non-profit. What do the governing documents say to to succession of office if both President and Vice-President are unable to serve?

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Q: Will a improper communication misdemeanor cause problems for enrolling in school or military or purchasing a weapon
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 12, 2021

"Improper communication"; I think you mean LRS 14:285 which is basically calling someone up to harass them and swearing at them. You need to get this expunged once probation is completed. Then it should not be an impediment to admission to school or the military.

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Q: Can I sued my employer for letting other employees use the N-word towards me when I spoke to management and she said it

was appropriate to used and say towards me bc it's in a song

J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon
answered on Dec 10, 2020

An employer may not discriminate against employees based on race. Federal and state law prohibits this. Additionally, employers, managers and leaders have an obligation to ensure that employees under their supervision are not participating in discriminatory behavior. Us of the "N" word... Read more »

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