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Q: Is there a time limit on issuing a bench warrant? I was issued a ticket in 2017 for speeding and driving under suspensio

N and they just issued a bench warrant in March 2019

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

Hire a traffic court attorney to get the warrant recalled and the ticket resolved.

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Q: Court date is tomorrow, I have no money to pay speeding ticket. Who do I talk to, and what do I say ?

I was driving down the interstate 70 mph is the posted speed I was doing 78. He was sitting behind a sign that changes the speed to 60 mph. I have no money to pay this ticket. Can I talk to someone before I have to plea? Who do I talk to? What do I say ? Do I plea guilty, even though I have... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 18, 2019

You can ask for community service instead of a fine or 30 days to pay

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Q: pulled over tonight and given a ticket under section 32:353 I have muffler/ resonaters custom catback was he wrong

Is he wrong fully giving me a ticket it was built by a shop I was driving the speed limit and he followed me two blocks

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 9, 2019

No he wasn't wrong. Just because it was built by a shop, doesn't mean it was within legal limits.

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Q: For a traffic ticket court appearance, is a decision made at that time? Can I contest? I didn't know about "discovery."

I can't find on any Louisiana website how traffic court proceedings go. What it entails, if the officer will be present, whether I have an opportunity to speak.

I've tried to find the public record, but was consistently passed like a buck with each call I made - local directed to me state,... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 6, 2019

Of course you didn't know about Discovery because you didn't go to law school. That's why you should hire a traffic court lawyer.

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Q: I got a careless operation ticket for hydroplaning. Can I get that ticket dismissed?

No other cars or property was damaged except my own.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 29, 2019

Hire a traffic court attorney.

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Q: Hi I just received a ticket from 5 years ago on a old car I once had..An it went to an law it says stop work??

WHAT DOES STOP WORK ON A OLD TICKET MEANS FROM A LAW OFFICE?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 22, 2019

Your question is unintelligible. Call a traffic court lawyer.

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Q: I received a camera light ticket yesterday (10/15/2019) with an issue date of 10/09/19 and a violation date of 03/11/12.

I have not owned that car over 5 years ago and this ticket is 7 years old. You cannot see who is driving. What is the time limit for these violations and how can I prove it was not me over 7 years ago driving this car?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 16, 2019

You can show them toubsold it or traded it in. However if you sold the car in 2014 you still could have owned it in 2012. Call a traffic court attorney.

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Q: Careless Operation Ticket in Louisiana

I received a Careless Operation ticket based on a supposed call the officer received (which is absolutely bogus). He claimed he got several calls I was running people off the road and that’s why he pulled me over. Even though he didn’t see me do any of this I received a ticket. Should I go to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 14, 2019

You can pay an attorney or you can pay the ticket. The ticket will result in a moving violation which will raise your insurance for 5 years.

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Q: I’m 17 years old and I had a clean record until I was ticked for drag racing. What should I do?

I’m 17 years old and I had a clean record until I was ticked for drag racing. I haven’t decided whether I want to plead guilty and attempt to lower penalty or to fight the ticket. I’m worried about fighting it because I feel as though I don’t have enough proof of evidence.what do I do?... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 21, 2019

Hire a traffic court attorney in Lafayette.

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Q: I received two speeding tickets in the last 3 months and on the 1st one they gave me defensive driving and the next one

They told me it didn’t make since to take the defensive driving course since I was already doing it. So I want to know what would they do in replace of it since I can’t take it twice?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 19, 2019

It sounds like you are a juvenile. You need to have your parent contact a traffic or juvenile court attorney.

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Q: I’m 17 yrs old, ticked for drag for attempting to pass a speeding car and switch lanes going 55 in a 45. Consiquince?

I was attempting to pass a souped up Camaro which was speeding so I could switch lanes. It was in a 45mph zone and I went at least 55mph. When the cop pulled me over he asked if I was trying to out run the Camero I said yes. Because of that he stated on the ticket I was drag racing, I’m scared... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 17, 2019

Tell your parent to hire a traffic court attorney. You are not going to jail.

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Q: ok Louisiana has a brake tag law but im from Mississippi witch dose not have a law on brake tag could a Louisiana cop g

Give a ticket for being in Louisiana with out a brake tag even if i have a Mississippi plate

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 14, 2019

No a LA ticket for no inspection sticker on a MS registered car can be dismissed.

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Q: I got a ticket for modified exhaust, 33% window tint and wide tires what do I need to do to get it fixed?

my window tint is easily fixable, but my tires barely stick out I have a chevy with a 6" lift with 35x12.5 tires and I also have a bola pro exhaust which is not a loud exhaust at all. though when the officer pulled me over he pretty much eyeballed it and worth the ticket off that

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 5, 2019

Print some material about the tires and the exhaust and hire a traffic court lawyer

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Q: Im 19, got two speeding tickets 7-8 months apart, going 20 over without realizing. Paid my first ticket off, what now?

i got the 2nd ticket going on the service road next to a highway since i missed my turn, didnt see the sign, so i assumed it was 65 just like the highway, my GPS didnt tell me the speed limit so i kept on. Next thing i know a cops behind me and lights me up for going 20 over, (63 in a 40) if i... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 5, 2019

Show your ticket tons traffic court attorney.

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Q: what is the worse traffic violation? careless operation or failure to maintain control?

had an accident in which i hit standing water & started hrdroplaning in my truck. hit/bumped another driver & the state trooper cited me with careless operation. on reflection, i dont feel i was careless in any way, i was very careful actually. i’am at fault but wouldn’t failure to maintain... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 21, 2019

They are both moving violations that will increase your insurance for 5 years. Hire a traffic court attorney.

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Q: What is the fine for parking in a boifide handicap spot in louisiana illegally....in an apt complex
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2019

Call the Sheriff's Office.

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Q: I received a Louisiana citation for a seat belt. Nothing on my copy of the citation is legible except for the court date

The only reason the court date is legible is because he wrote the date on my copy with a ink pen. Can this be dismissed if I go to court.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 8, 2019

It will NOT be dismissed on the basis of illegibility. Hire a traffic court attorney.

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Q: Hi my aunt contacted me today saying a sheriff had papers in his hand looking for me. Is this a subpeona
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 8, 2019

There is no way of knowing whether you are being served civilly or whether this is a criminal warrant.

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Q: If i get a ticket at 17, 51 in a 40. I have to attend court, what if I turns 18 before the court date?

After March the law passed where any minor with a traffic violation has to attend court instead of paying for it. In Lafayette, la.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 5, 2019

The date that determines if you go to court is the age you were when you got the ticket.

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