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Bogalusa & Franklinton in Washington Parish

Bogalusa & Franklinton in Washington Parish

You or your family member has been arrested, violated probation or parole and is facing revocation, needs an expungement or is facing forfeiture in Washington Parish. For a misdemeanor, your case could be heard in Bogalusa City Court, or more likely in Franklinton District Court. For a felony, your case will be heard in Franklinton.

Bogalusa has one Judge who hears misdemeanor cases. Covington and Franklinton share a Criminal Commissioner who will set your bond. Covington and Franklinton share ten Judges who rotate into misdemeanor court. For felonies, once your bond has been set, and you’ve been arraigned, your case will be assigned permanently to one of the ten Judges.

You want a divorce, custody, visitation, child or spousal support, protection from abuse, to split community property, name change, to adopt, to interdict an impaired relative, or have been served. Family court cases are assigned to two judges shared by Covington and Franklinton. First, custody, child and spousal support, will go to one of three Hearing Officers. Then if either party objects to those recommendations, your case will go to one of two Family Court Judges.

Child Protective Services (CPS) has been called about your children, your niece or nephew, or grandchildren, or you have been served with a state Non-Support case. For state Non-Support cases you will first go to a Hearing Officer. For CPS cases if the report was made in Bogalusa, the case will go to Bogalusa City Court, but more likely the case will go to Franklinton to one of two Family Court Judges.

You or your relative was injured or killed when rear-ended, broad-sided, or hit head on by a car or truck, treated by a negligent doctor or bitten by a dog. Your case can be filed in Bogalusa City Court, up to $25,000, or in one of ten District Court divisions in Franklinton. If your damages are more than$50,000, we can request a jury.

St. Tammany and Washington Parish judges “ride a circuit”; these two parishes jointly elect and share their judges and district attorney. Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington and West Feliciana Parishes share the First Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge. If you have received an unfavorable Judgment, while represented by another attorney, your case can be appealed. But file your appeal immediately.

Whether you or your family member is facing a criminal charge, family law dispute, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, or needs to appeal, you need tough, knowledgeable and experienced attorneys familiar with your legal issue, the law and the judges. You need the lawyers at Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC with 23 years of experience. Call 985-892-1955.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC serves the parishes of: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington and West Feliciana Parishes in the cities of Amite, Baton Rouge, Bogalusa, Chalmette, Clinton, Covington, Denham Springs, Donaldsonville, Franklinton, Gonzales, Greensburg, Gretna, Hammond, Kenner, Livingston, Madisonville, Mandeville, Metairie, New Orleans, St. Francisville and Slidell.

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