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Andrew M. Leone

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  • What are my possible court sentances?

    I was charged with obstruction of legal process. I Don't think it was Really that serious i just touched a cop on the shoulder and asked him to calm down, he was about to arrest two guys that where arguing on the street outside the bar. next thing...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Sentences can vary greatly depending on many factors; anything from a fine to probation to jail. In your situation, the most important thing is to resolve the case without it resulting in a criminal conviction. This is possible and an attorney's representation can greatly increase your chances.

    I also caution you against posting specific facts of your case online. These posts are not protected and could possibly be used against at a later date. You should only discuss specifics with your attorney, as those conversations are strictly confidencial.

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

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  • What happenes if its my second degree conviction for under age drinking ?

    I just received my court date after 4 months of being convicted. I am a college student from minneasota. I am a good student just mad wrong choices. What will happen. I am very clueless. I took a breathalyzer test and i it was positive. Does this ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It would be in your best interest to try to negotiate a favorable outcome, so do not simply go in there and plead guilty. Retain an attorney to look at your case, as there might be possible defebses. Also, an attorney would be much more experienced in negotiating with the prosecutor. There are several ways to keep a conviction off your record, which as a college student this is very important.

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  • Petty theft

    I got a citation for a misdemeanor theft amounting to $160 from a target in Minnesota, what is going to happen & what do i do

    Andrew’s Answer

    At this point you have been charged with a crime and will have to go to court. The most important thing to do is to attempt to resolve this case without it resulting in a conviction in your record. It would be in your best interest to retain an attorney to ease you through this process.

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  • Is there a lawyer out there willing to help me out with Expungement? Price is not an issue.

    I was charged with 2nd degree assault and terroristic threats in 2009 because of self defense. I was placed on a stay of adjudication on the 2nd degree assault and the terroristic threats was deemed a misdemeanor in 2013 because I had never violat...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Many of us would be willing to help you; however, we can not solicit business on this website. I suggest you contact one or more of the attorneys on this site for a free consultation.

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  • Can I fight the charges against me or have them dropped because of an illegal use of a search warrant? Can I file a lawsuit?

    I had a under age drinking party at my house. The police entered my house without a warrant present. I requested to see the warrant and they said it was on they way. They did not show me the warrant till after they searched for an hour. Is this le...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, this is certainly a possibility. You should consult privately with an attorney to discuss your rights and the possibility of excluding evidence.

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  • Can I fight a 4th degree misdemeanor DWI?

    I recently got pulled over for rolling through a stop sign and ended up getting taken in for DWI. I did a field sobriety test in flip flop sandals and ended up blowing .098 on the spot and blew a 1.1 at the station. Is there any way I can fight th...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, there are several ways to fight a DWI. An experienced attorney can comb through every piece of evidence and possibly find reasons to have some evidence thrown out. Also, there are ways to negotiate this case to a non-DWI sanction. In addition, you also have the right to go to a jury trial and force the prosecution to meet their very high burden of proof. It would be in your best interest to at least speak with an attorney to find out what options you have.

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  • My fiancé was fired from her job and is now facing a theft charge for a product that costs $1.50. Just looking for advice.

    She worked at a liquor store and was fired for drinking an "airplane bottle" during working hours. Her manager is also pressing charges for her stealing the $1.50 bottle, however my fiancé claims it was an accident and she thought she had paid for...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Although the value of the item is very inexpensive, she is facing a criminal charge. The most important thing is resolving this case in a way that will not result in a criminal conviction. This is possible, and for this reason it is worth retaining an attorney. A theft conviction could haunt her for a long time and would make it very difficult to obtain a good job.

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  • Shop Lifting "Theft" charge. Advice? (Less that 30$)

    So I have a theft charged currently awaiting trial. My lawyer is doing nothing to help being that I haven't called her once a week or told the court house my new address not her. She is a court appted. I've never been in this situation so I never ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    If you are not satisfied with your public defender, you do have the option of retaining a private attorney. You may have possible defenses to your case, but don't rely on the "nothing is caught on video defense." Although a surveillance video would help the prosecution's case, it is not a required piece of evidence.

    Two things you should do is 1) evaluate whether you're comfortable with your public defender or whether you need to start contacting private attorneys as soon as possible. 2) you should refrain from posting specific facts about your case online. These posts are not protected and could potentially used against you in court.

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

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  • Why haven't formal charges been filed yet?

    My husband was arrested on Feb. 23 of this year, he was accused of Felony Theft by his employer. He was arrested and set for a book and release he was in and out of jail within 8 hours. Here we are just over 2 months later and not a word from the ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    This is not uncommon as often times there's a lengthy delay prior to charges being filed. The best advice would be to take this time to retain an experienced attorney to represent your husband. The attorney can speak with the prosecutor, and possibly work something out that will prevent charges from ever being filed.

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  • What is going to happen to me when I go to court?

    I was caught stealing at Wal Mart in Washington County. I stole $69 worth of stuff, small things like hair products, and make up. I was cooperative with both Walmart and police. I was given a citation and was told that Walmart will send me a lette...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You have been charged with a crime, so yes you'll have to go to court. Jail is not likely on a first offense; however, the most important thing got you right now Is trying to keep a conviction off your record. This is possible to accomplish, but it may take the negotiations of an attorney fighting for you to get there.

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