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Andrew M. Leone

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  • Car accident with suspended license

    My girlfriend was driving to work. She has a suspended license as well and I didn't have time to bring her. She was passing an intersection when it suddenly turned yellow. She had no time to stop. Another car tried to quickly make the left turn bu...

    Andrew’s Answer

    With those facts there is actually a good chance she will not be found at fault. It is important that she is seen by a medical provider as soon as possible after the accident, especially since she is already experiencing pain in her neck and back. If she has insurance, lives with an adult who has insurance, or if the vehicle was insured, the auto insurance will pay for the first $20,000 in medical bills. That is how the Minnesota No Fault laws work. If the other driver had insurance, and is at fault, then that driver's insurance will possibly pay for other things such as future medical treatment, pain and suffering, and other things as well.

    These insurance laws are fairly complicated, so if she hasn't already done so, it would be in her best interest to speak with a personal injury attorney.

    Also, as for the suspended license. She will likely be charged with a misdemeanor for this violation. Again, an attorney will be able to assist in this as well. It would be helpful to speak with an attorney who practices in both criminal defense and personal injury. Both of these situations can be dealt with by the same attorney, and there is a possibility to keep the suspended license violation off her record.

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  • Is there a way to fight a dui?

    My father got a dui in August, he was sitting in his van with the keys in the ignition. The vehicle was off and he was not planning on driving. He was on the phone with my brother when the cops walked up on him, he was asking my brother for a ride...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, there are possible ways to fight this in court and receive a favorable outcome. His best chance will be with an attorney, so it is important to retain and an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. The police and prosecutors have already begun preparing their case, so it's important that your father's attorney also has ample time.

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

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  • Can a good lawyer please help my boyfriend get out prison ?

    He was charged with 1) driving after revocation 2) uninsured vehicle 3) Felony probation violation on 1st Deg. Burglary

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, a good lawyer will definitely help his cause. Obviously, the chances of prevailing depend on all the facts of the case; however, a good attorney will fight for his client's rights and make sure all possible defenses are explored.

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  • I need to know if I can get my case dismissed and if I need a lawyer to fight my case. I can't have another minor while driving

    On May 30th I was pulled over for having a head light burnt out and "failure to use a turn signal". My turn signal was also burnt out. My friend spilt a beer in my truck so after smelling alcohol the officer requested me to take a sobriety test. I...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, it is strongly recommended that you retain an experienced attorney who can defend you case in court. A dismissal is possible (but not guaranteed), but it will take a lot of hard work by your attorney to achieve.

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  • Can this be dismissed?

    Friend offered to pick me up from school to go to the mall. To cut the story short, my friend ended up getting into a fight, where another girl was stabbed. In an attempt to get the girl to safety, I was attacked by the girl with the knife and her...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, it is possible, but it's not guaranteed. A prosecutor will need a reason to dismiss the case. If you have not done so already, now is a good time to retain an attorney who can began discussing the case with the prosecutor.

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  • Can a Danco be lifted at a hearing?

    My boyfriend and I got into a physical fight and he went to jail while I went to the hospital. We were both at fault and he got the bad end of it. He was charged with a 5th degree domestic assualt and a danco was ordered. We have kids together who...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, the DANCO can be lifted; however, that decision is up to the judge. The court system tends to error on the side of caution when it come to domestic cases, so there's a good chance the judge will keep it in place (especially given the fact that you ended up in the hosptial). In all likelihood the prosecutor will not agree to the DANCO being lifted, which will make it even more difficult. The most important thing right now is for your boyfriend to obtain an experienced attorney to fight for his rights. Domestic cases carry many potential consequences, so its never too early to start preparing his defense.

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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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