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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 could see... 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.

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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 expire. I... 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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Q: A policeman ticketed me but didn't even approach the other person.The violation was improper use of a lane

There was a semi truck that appeared to be broke down in the right hand lane. I sat through 5-6 cycles of green lights. I knew it was illegal to make a right turn from the left lane and believed it was legal for traffic to use the break down lane to go around a broke down vehicle especially since... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 23, 2020

Yes a traffic court attorney can help you fight this ticket.

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Q: I lost my speeding violation and cant recall where I recieved the speeding violation. How do I find out before court?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 21, 2020

Call the Clerk of Court and ask for the traffic division. They can tell you your court date.

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Q: Can we be held accountable for a camera red light violation eight years later?

My husband and I (a year or two before we were married) lived in Baton Rouge we now live in Wisconsin, where I’m from. A few months ago we received a ticket from Baton Rouge for my husband running a red light, caught on the red light camera, from 2011. Why are we just getting this now, 8 years... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 9, 2020

Send them a copy by cert mail or fax of your donation or sale of the vehicle.

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Q: Can a cop cause you of going a speed but not have a radar or proof to say I was going said speed?

I was pulled over on an interstate (cruise was set on 70 in a 65) there was no one on the road. I get pulled over and the cop said he had to do 94mph to catch up to me. While I wasn’t doing 94 and he didn’t write a speed on the ticket, he just wrote general speeding. I get a letter in the mail... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 3, 2020

70 or 94 dies make a huge difference to your insurance and fine. Call a traffic court attorney

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Q: What happens when the officer does not show up on the court date for resisting arrest ticket?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 1, 2020

The D.A will try to continue it at least once. The second time your criminal attorney can get it dismissed.

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Q: Can you be charged with the same aggravated flight from an officer charge in 2 separate parishes for one incident
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 26, 2019

If you fled from 2 different police departments or at two different times, yes.

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Q: Am I gring to have to go jail?

I passed a school bus today. In a four stop all way. I wasn’t either facing the bus or coming from the back. I was coming from the left, and I was careless enough to pass the bus. I wasn’t sure if I couldn’t pass. Still, I understand that not knowing the law is not a justification, so... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 20, 2019

You cannot pass a bus from any direction when the lights are on and the flag is down.

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Q: Does carelress operation carry any jail time on a first offense?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 17, 2019

Don't know if you have been accused of careless op.or.reckless.op. call a traffic court lawyer.

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