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Andrew M. Leone

Andrew Leone’s Answers

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  • What am I being charged with if my case number is 78-CR-15-101

    Felony theft of firearm and Felony possession of controlled substance in the presence of valunerable adults

    Andrew’s Answer

    According to the Court File number your provided (78-CR-15-101), you are being charged with Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault (Subsequent Offense).

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  • If there is a No Contact Order, Can the alleged victim still post bail for who the No Contact Order is with?

    I want to post my kids fathers bail, but there is a no contact order. Would this be a violation of the No Contact Order?

    Andrew’s Answer

    You can post his bail; however, do have any direct or indirect contact with him. That means no one else is to pass along messages to him either. A no contact order is very serious and any violations could mean him going back to jail and possible additional criminal charges.

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  • I am going to court for my first offense which is criminal damage to property in the third degree. What consequences can I expec

    First offense, gross misdemeanor

    Andrew’s Answer

    The answer depends on several different factors. With this being your first offense, the most important thing is to resolve it in a way that will not result in a conviction.

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  • I am interested in having three misdemeanor (two deemed petty) convictions on my criminal record expunged. Thank you.

    Two charges were plead guilty without appearance (the third: "Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance" was dismissed). I am interested in having all three charges expunged. Full history accessible at mncourts.gov.

    Andrew’s Answer

    We are not allowed to solicit business on this site; however, you may contact is directly. I suggest you get ahold of a few different attorneys to find the best fit for you.

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  • Can my sister lose her kids if she drops charges of domestic against her boyfriend. That hit her and her daughter that is only 8

    He has a no contacted order but he keeps calling her and wants her to drop the charges. He was charged with a gross misdemeanor on it but he is telling her to go in and sign papers to drop it

    Andrew’s Answer

    The prosecutor is the only one who can drop the charge. Even if she does not want to go forward, the State may still pursue the case (especially is they find out he's contacting her). He is also committing a separate criminal offense.

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  • How much time will someone get if they fled from the police via motorcycle and were speeding?!

    My boyfriend tried to out ride the police on his motorcycle by speeding, they eventually caught up to him because he crashed and broke his leg. We didn't hear anything about a court date or possible sentencing until 3 months after the accident. H...

    Andrew’s Answer

    This depends on many different factors; however, he may possible only receive probation or he may end up doing time. He should retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to increase his chances of not serving time.

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  • What do agg crim sx ab/< 5 yr older vic mean

    My bf charged with it

    Andrew’s Answer

    He is being charged with a criminal sexual conduct offense. This is very serious and it's important that his case is handled appropriately.

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  • Can a person use mental health and split minute decisions in a courtroom to lesson charges? jail vs. mental health help?

    In Mn. and possibly being charged with felony fleeing in motor vehicle and on foot, child endangerment, and domestic assault. Suspect has mental health issues that need to be addressed and afraid of going to jail and not getting help needed. How ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    No, they won't automatically give him the maximum sentence. Depending on the circumstances, he may have possible defenses to the charge. At the very least, the issues you describe could be used as mitigating factors in receiving a lesser sentence. If he hasn't already done so, it is important that he retain an attorney and start preparing he case as soon as possible.

    I hope you find this information helpful and I wish him the best of luck.

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  • Can domestic assault case be dismissed if the victim does not show up in court trial and does not want their child lock up?

    My son was charged with domestic assault. he is mental ill patient and the day he was arrested he was off medication and was hearing voices and had not slept over three days. he has no record and has no violence tenancy at all. He called the cops ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It's possible, but not a guarantee. It depends on the other evidence in the case and at this point it's in the prosecutor's hands. I suggest you contact the prosecuting office and let them know your thoughts on the case.

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  • Is it even possible for an attorney to challenge in personam jurisdiction for their client in a criminal court?

    Hello Esquires. I would like to know if it's even possible for an attorney to challenge in personam jurisdiction for their client in a criminal court? Does hiring an attorney automatically give the court personal jurisdiction over the defendant?...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It's certainly possible that the prosecutor may not even have probable cause against you and you could prevail on a motion to dismiss. I would never recommend filing anything without an attorney. Your best bet is to retain an attorney and he/she can attack the evidence in the case.

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