Andrew M. Leone’s Answers

Andrew M. Leone

Chanhassen Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Police gave me an underage drinking ticket but didn't breathalyze me- They don't have proof so how can they do that?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Rodd Ahren Tschida
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    4. Nicole Jo Kubista
    5. Samuel John Edmunds
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    Unfortunately your answer to their question can be used as proof. They don't need to have you submit to a breathalyzer, they just need evidence that you had consumed alcohol. This is different than a DWI where they need to prove you consumed enough alcohol to affect your normal faculties and ability to drive. You still may have defenses and be able to resolve the case without it resulting in a conviction.

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  2. Can I be charged with a DUI if I wasn't given a ticket?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    4. Samuel John Edmunds
    5. Douglas Troy Kans
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    I believe you caught a big break. Plan ahead next time do you don't end up in that situation again, as I can guarantee you won't be as lucky.

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  3. I think am going to get charged with dui and flee accident seen

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Andrew M. Leone
    3. Rodd Ahren Tschida
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    5. Maury Devereau Beaulier
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    You very well may get charged; however, there's seemsv to be a good defense in your favor (you were not driving). At this point it would be in your best interest to retain an attorney and begin preparing your defense. The burden still be in the prosecution to prove you were driving the car, an attorney may be able to discuss the case with the prosecutor now with hopes of avoiding being charged (your attorney may be able to convince the prosecutor that the case isn't with filing). You are also...

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  4. Is there a statue of limitation on DUI in minnesota. How Long before someone can be charged for a DUI.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Kevin Andrew Sieben
    2. Samuel John Edmunds
    3. Andrew M. Leone
    4. Derek Anthony Patrin
    5. Max Allen Keller
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    Some counties take a longer time to formally charge a person with DWI. It also depends if there was a breath test or blood/urine test, which takes longer to get the results. However, you should expect to be charged for both incidents. It would be in your best interest to start preparing now and retain an attorney for these cases. The prosecutor and courts are likely to seek a tougher sentence given the fact that you picked up two cases within a month if each other. An experienced DWI is needed...

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  5. What happens if a Brand new finaced vehicle is seized for DWI

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    5. Jay Edward Carey
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    It would be in your best interest to retain an attorney and fight the vehicle forfeiture (along with the criminal case).

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  6. If someone lends you a gun, and once caught with it you are informed by the police that it is stolen. can info help?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Kevin D. Etherington
    3. Christian Ryan Peterson
    4. Thomas C Gallagher
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    It sounds like you may have some legitimate defenses; however, I would advise you not to speak with the police, or anyone else other than your attorney. Even if you are charged with a crime, this does not mean that there is enough evidence to convict you (probable cause for an arrest is a much lower standard than beyond a reasonable doubt for a conviction). I hope you find this information helps. Best of luck to you, Andrew Leone Leone Legal, PA Chanhassen, MN 612-356-2529...

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  7. If my license is revoked by the state of MN for DUI, am I able to legally drive in any other state during my revocation?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Max Allen Keller
    3. Ted Harvatin
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
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    The short answer is no. if your MN license is not valid in MN, it is not valid anywhere.

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  8. I was charged at home with a DUI. I had officers come because my 19 yr old son was beating on me. How can they do this?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Brent Schafer
    3. Joseph Albin Larson
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    5. Rodd Ahren Tschida
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    There are many issues in your case that can be challenged. I would recommend you discuss this with an attorney who can help with your criminal case, as well as challenge any potential drivers license revocation.

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  9. I got a DUI, my bac is .09. Is there any chance that my charges will be reduced or perhaps be dropped? This is my first offense.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Derek Anthony Patrin
    2. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3. Andrew M. Leone
    4. Kevin Andrew Sieben
    5. Scott S. Schlough
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    Yes, there is a chance to get the charge reduced to a non-DWI offense; however, this will take strong negotiations with the prosecutor. Also, depending on all the facts of the case, there may be cause to have some evidence excluded, which could lead to a dismissal. The laws surrounding DWIs are always evolving, so help from an attorney would be very beneficial to you and your case. Even if the criminal case is resolved in your favor, there is still the issue of your DL revocation. This can...

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  10. Could i be charged for dwi after my car accident? no one else Was involved they did draw blood and made me blow.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas C Gallagher
    2. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    3. Andrew M. Leone
    4. Sonila Isak
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    Yes, you can be charged. And most likely if the blood results are over .08 you will be charged. It may be in your best interest to begin discussing the case with a defense attorney so you can be ready to react once you are charged. You driver's license will be suspended and in order to fight the suspension you will have to take proactive steps. Also, an attorney can help you understand the process you will go through in the criminal justice system. I hope you find this information helpful...

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