Andrew M. Leone’s Answers

Andrew M. Leone

Chanhassen Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 20
  1. I was charged with 169.20A.1(1), 169A.20.1(5) and 169.27.1. I blew .09. Breath test was outside 2 hours. Is that a defense?

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Rodd Ahren Tschida
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4. Derek Anthony Patrin
    5. Andrew M. Leone
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    This send like a very defendable case. The time frame if not an absolute defense, but is very favorable for you. There doesn't seem to be a lot of evidence against you. You should contact an attorney and start fighting this case right away.

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  2. Is court necessary to get this violation off my record, will it come off at 21? Will it impact the cost of my insurance?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Samuel John Edmunds
    3. Steven Murray Coodin
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    5. Anthony William Bushnell
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    You will have to go through a hearing officer and possibly court in order to keep it off your record. It certainly is possible, but do not simply pay the ticket (that would result in a guilty plea and a conviction). The best way to have this is to avoid any type if conviction up front. It would be in your best interest to retain an attorney to represent you through this process. I wish you the best of luck.

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  3. What should a first time offender expect in a DWI charge?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Andrew M. Leone
    3. Rodd Ahren Tschida
    4. Douglas Troy Kans
    5. Maury Devereau Beaulier
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    A crash case could potentially be handled differently by the prosecutor and judge. There may be several legal issues that it would be wise to have looked at prior to entering any plea. It's important to consult with an experienced attorney who will represent your rights in court and make sure you ate making the most informed decision. I hope you find this information helpful and I wish you the best of luck.

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  4. I live in MN with a permanent resident card. Will I be deported if I'm convicted of a 3rd degree dwi charge.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Andrew M. Leone
    3. Charles Raymond Segal
    4. Max Allen Keller
    5. Ethan Patrick Meaney
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    It's best to speak with an immigration attorney concerning the deportation issue. As for jail time, most likely with this being a first offense the prosecution will not be seeking any additional jail time.

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  5. How do I fight my DL revocation when the county has filed charges?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Rodd Ahren Tschida
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    5. Tricia Dwyer
    5 lawyer answers

    You would be best served by retaining an attorney to represent you in this matter. Otherwise, you will need to prepare, serve, and file all the appropriate paperwork in the next thirty days. There are strict deadlines, so you shouldn't delay.

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  6. My brother and his friend were driving drunk crashed the car and left the scene insurance want to investigate what can they do

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Tricia Dwyer
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Jared Daniel Adams
    5. Andrew M. Leone
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    These seems like a very complicated situation, with multiple possible crimes involved. It would be in everyone's best interest if your brother, his friend, and his girlfriend all retain separate attorneys who can defend each person's rights.

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  7. My 20 almost 21 year old daughter was given a underage consumption ticket at a party.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Scott S. Schlough
    2. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    5. Maury Devereau Beaulier
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    The short answer is yes, it can be dropped; however, it's not automatic. Many different variable will be at play during negotiations with the prosecutor. It is important to resolve this in a way that does not result in a conviction. An attorney can certainly help accomplish this goal. I hope you find this information helpful and I wish you both the best of luck. Andrew Leone

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  8. Cited for Minor Consumption and Flee on Foot, Chances I can fight it and win?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. James J.L. Ahern
    2. Andrew M. Leone
    3. Thomas C Gallagher
    4. Landon J Ascheman
    5. Tricia Dwyer
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    Your chances at winning depend on many different variables, including what you consider winning. The most important thing to focus on is to resolve the case without our resulting in a conviction in your record, which could haunt you for years. Your chances increase greatly if you retain an experienced attorney to fight for you. It is possible to reach a resolution which will either result in a dismissal, it a stay of adjudication. I suggest you contact a local attorney to discuss your...

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  9. I am being charged with a 2nd degree DWI - refusal to test and a 2nd degree DWI - under the influence what can i do ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Terrence Walters
    2. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    3. Adam William Klotz
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    5. Douglas Troy Kans
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    This is a classic example of being charged for being in "actual physical control" of the vehicle. You can be charged if you were in the vehicle and it was running. This does not mean you can't fight the case, because you can. It is important to know that there will be two separate cases. First, if the administrative case which oversees the driver's license suspension. If you want to fight the suspension, you will have to follow certain procedures (or hire an attorney who will fight the case...

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  10. Is careless driving considered same or similar offense to a DUI in the state of Minnesota?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Jay Edward Carey
    3. Max Allen Keller
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    I believe the interpretation be up to debate, but a strong argument can be made that careless driving is not same or similar to DWI. Now your case may be a little different since you have a registered BAC. One question is whether "no alcohol" was part of your probation, if so, you can be looking at a violation on that basis. It might be wise to seek representation on the careless driving case so that all steps can be taken to resolve that case without violating the DWI probation. First thing...

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