Andrew M. Leone’s Answers

Andrew M. Leone

Chanhassen Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. 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 1 year 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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  2. 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 about 1 month 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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  3. 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 6 months 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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  4. Could i be charged for dwi after my car accident? no one else Was involved they did draw blood and made me blow.

    Answered over 1 year 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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  5. I thought a person was "INNOCENT TILL PROVEN QUILTY" ? How can they seize a vehicle if a person was not caught driving it?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Christian Ryan Peterson
    3. Brent Schafer
    4. Max Allen Keller
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    You are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a criminal court. The forfeiture of your vehicle, however, is a civil penalty and is separate from the criminal court. It is a confusing process, but like my colleagues have mentioned, you may have a possible defense. I wish you the best of luck.

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  6. I'm 15 and live in Minnesota i overdosed on Oxycontin in may. My parents want to drug test me without my permission.

    Answered 1 day ago.

    1. Anthony William Bushnell
    2. Samuel John Edmunds
    3. Brent Schafer
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    5. Maury Devereau Beaulier
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    That would apply is the police tried to test you, because the amendment protects you from government searches. However, it won't protect you from your parents.

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  7. Can someone explain to me how a search warrant is to be properly served when taking a blood test for DUI?

    Answered 29 days ago.

    1. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    2. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3. Andrew M. Leone
    4. Douglas Troy Kans
    5. William W Housley
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    A very good issue. A lot depends on whether you have consent for the blood draw. In the end, even if the court rules the blood evidence to be excluded, its not an automatic dismissal of a DWI; however, it does take away a crucial piece of evidence. The prosecution can still use your driving pattern, field sobriety exercises, behavior, etc, in attempting to prove you under the influence. I recommend you speak with and retain an attorney who will fight for your rights in this case. Remember,...

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  8. I'd like to know more about the one day DWI program in Hennepin Count.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Derek Anthony Patrin
    2. Samuel John Edmunds
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4. Tricia Dwyer
    5. Andrew M. Leone
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    As my colleagues mentioned, the program would be part of your sentence once you are convicted. I would advise that you do not enter a guilty plea before at least consulting with an attorney. There may be possible defenses to your case, as well as the potential to exclude some of the prosecution's evidence. It would be in your best interest to have your cases evaluated so you can determine the best possible outcome. If your first court appearance is coming up and you do not have an attorney,...

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  9. I have recieved a summons to appear in court for arraignment on DUI charges, what happens?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Tricia Dwyer
    3. Kathryn Mary Holton
    4. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    5. Nicole Jo Kubista
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    The arraignment is simply the first court date. You should appear and plea not guilty, you will then be given another set of court dates. The Summons and Complaint are the official documents informing you of your initial court date and the charge(s) against you. It is not at all uncommon for this to occur months after the incident, especially when the had to wait in the results of a urine test. You have officially been charged with a criminal offense, so it is in your best interest to...

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  10. Is a minor a misdemeanor or a citation?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Thomas C Gallagher
    2. Tricia Dwyer
    3. Andrew M. Leone
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    5. Dean George Tsourakis
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    The actual paperwork I'm your hand is the citation; however, you are bring charged with a misdemeanor. If you elect to go to court and challenge the citation, then you may have an opportunity to resolve this without resulting in a criminal conviction. It is in your best interest to seek help from an attorney to thoroughly review and handle your case. A conviction, even for a misdemeanor, can have a negative impact on your life. I hope you find this information helpful and I wish you the...

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