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1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I received tickets back in 2017&2018 they are sent to a collection agency in Texas. What should i do??
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 22, 2021

You should contact a lawyer and provide more information to the lawyer, such as what type tickets, the status of the tickets, where and who issued the tickets, and what you are trying to accomplish at this time. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: Is intentionally intimidating pedestrians within a crosswalk assault?

I live in New Orleans, and often when I'm walking within a clearly marked crosswalk, vehicles will slow down just enough so that they could brake hard to avoid hitting me if I keep walking but are clearly maintaining enough speed to try to intimidate me into not continuing on. Isn't this... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 21, 2021

A Louisiana attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Assault can be both a civil offense and crime. Under common law tort principles (not state-specific, but GENERAL principles), one could argue assault in the civil sense in terms of placing one in fear of imminent... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: If I pay a speeding ticket before the court date will it still go on my driver record?

A officer had told me, I'm just curious to know for sure.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 19, 2021

Yes it will be reported as a guilty plea for your insurance company to see.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I was driving down the interstate and noticed a cop sitting outside their jurisdiction

Cool sitting outside his jurisdiction followed me until I was in his jurisdiction to pull me over for tint. I asked why he was sitting outside his jurisdiction and he replied that he had to turn around somewhere

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 4, 2021

Cop being a jerk. Hire a traffic court lawyer and take a picture of where he was sitting.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: When pulled over with switched plates is it a jailable offense
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 26, 2021

Yes and you need a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Can police ticket someone whose license plate is obscured by wheelchair ramp
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Yes, the ramp must be installed so that it does not obscure the license plate, or the plate has to be moved so it is not obscured by the ramp.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Got speeding ticket in 2020, Covid shut all down, lost job forgot ticket What do I do
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 17, 2021

Hire a traffic ticket lawyer to recall attachment and deal with ticket...before you get arrested.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get a ticket in the mail if police didn't see me leave my son alone for some minutes in AC- car?

I had left my 3 year old son alone in car with AC on, a tablet to play with but I had the key inside and driver's side unlocked. I went for about 10 minutes. Some people saw him, called the cops and brought him out of the car. I came out and saw him with them. It really was stupid of me. I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 5, 2021

Yes they can still charge you. If you get charged, hire juvenile court lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I got a ticket for tint and wide tires and a week or two later the same cop gave me the same ticket what can i do?

he never gave me a time frame on when to take it off

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 10, 2021

He can give you a new ticket every day until you comply. If you stop paying the tickets, your license will then be suspended. Then you can be ticketed daily for driving under suspension.

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.

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