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Andrew M. Leone

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  • Caught shoplifting while taking flowers from a Big Box. Employee approached and took my license # as I stopped and left.

    I was taking about 50-75$ worth of plants and an employee saw, asked if I had paid and to see the receipt. I said "yeah, hold on", closed up my car, and left. I could hear him saying my license plate # into his radio. Can I expect the PD to sho...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It is likely the police will contact you. If they do, just politely decline to answer any questions. You should contact an attorney immediately and hopefully resolve this case quickly, maybe even before charges are actually filed.

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  • An offense is listed as non-divertable in a county, are there ever exemptions granted for first time offenders?

    Charged with a gross misdemeanor in solicitation of prostitution in a routine police sting, but I have had a completely clean record otherwise. Is there any possibility that an exception for acceptance into a diversion program is worked out betwee...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, it is certainly possible to achieve this type of resolution. Often times it may require significant negotiations with the prosecutor. Your best bet is to retain an attorney as soon as possible, which will hopefully speed up the process to a favorable result.

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  • Should I plea not guilty to shoplifting ? Do I need a attorney?

    Went to Aldi I have my reusable bags. I usually never buy my meat there but when I shop at my other local grocery stores I aslo bring my bags & when I have meat I put it in my cooler bags. So as I was there as I said I never usally buy meat at...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, at this point you should plea not guilty. The most important thing for you at this point is to resolve the case without it resulting in a conviction. This is possible, and you chances would likely increase if you retain an experienced attorney.

    I would also advise you against posting specifics of this case online. These posts are not protected and you don't want anything you type to be used against you later down the road. You should only talk about the facts of the case with your attorney.

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

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  • What are my chances of getting my petty theft misdemeanor off my record? (first time offense, clean record)

    I stupidly did the dumbest mistake ever and shoplifted an item at Kohls less than $50. I am not sure exactly but I know it is not much. They stopped me after I exited the store, and took me to the back, made me sign trespassing papers and a cop ca...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, you have a chance. Fortunately for you, there are several ways to resolve this case without it resulting in a criminal conviction. It would be in your best interest to retain an attorney who can help guide you through this process.

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  • What do agg crim sx/ab<5yr older vic

    Its a charge my husband got charged with

    Andrew’s Answer

    It appears your husband is being charged with a very serious offense. I suggest he obtain an attorney as soon as possible. At this point he is only being charged and he is presumed innocent, however a strong defense on his behalf will be needed.

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  • What are the possible penalties for blowing a .0127 underage?

    I'm moving states in less that 2 weeks

    Andrew’s Answer

    If you are underage, than regardless of whether or not you were driving, you could be facing a misdemeanor. The penalties could vary, however, depending on if you were driving. It would be in your best interest to retain an attorney. Quite possibly, with an attorney, this could resolved without you having to travel back to Minnesota after you move.

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

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  • Does a sheriff need your I.d and insurance information on site ? dui? car accident?

    Got arrested two weekends ago, blew a .09 after crashing my car and totaling it, didn't get asked for my drivers license or insurance info, but now the sheriff is asking for it through email? do i give it to him? isn't that unprofessional? also I ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It would be in your best interest to speak with one or more private attorneys about your case. I don't think this sounds like any inappropriate actions by the officer, especially when there is an accident involved, but still worth looking at. The main differences between a private attorney and a public defender or experience and time available to focus on your case. Most private attorneys are more experienced and have much smaller case loads, which gives them more time to focus on your case. I do caution you against posting specific facts about the case online, as these posts are not protected and could be used against you.

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

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  • Received a citation for disorderly conduct. What do I do?!

    I was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a "road rage incident". A woman on her phone cut us off at a light forcing us to slam on our brakes and me to spill (not hot) coffee on myself. She then became hostile when at the next traffic st...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It would be in your best interest to retain an attorney. It sounds like you have a good defense and this case should be fought in court. It is up to the prosecutor to prove the case and a good attorney working for you will be able to punch several holes in the prosecutor's case.

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  • I was arrested for domestic assault of my now exgirlfriend. However, In reality she used violence to hurt me, not the other way.

    Two nights earlier, she had called the police on me, she was clearly drunk, swearing at and accusing the officers of being "useless". Me being sober, was able to stay at our home while she walked away. The night i was arrested she told as man...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, an attorney can bring the true facts to light. This is a serious charge, and if not handled properly, can have serious affects on your life for a long time. It is important to fight this case and ensure your rights are being protected.

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  • Should i talk to a lawyer if not charged yet? Made one possibly huge mistake that may ruin my life.

    I used the k i k messenging system one night, and some guy started sending me pics of underage and child porn images after I sent him some pics of leagle stuff. Stupidly I didnt just delete the chat, but instead copied some of them on my phone th...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Do not post these facts online, as you are incriminating yourself. Do not participate in that type of conduct again. If you are ever contacted by law enforcement, do not talk to them. Do not talk to anyone about this behavior, except a lawyer directly. You likely will not be charged, unless you continue too discuss this in public and online.

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