Andrew M. Leone’s Answers

Andrew M. Leone

Chanhassen Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What happens if a Brand new finaced vehicle is seized for DWI

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    5. Jay Edward Carey
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    9 lawyer answers

    It would be in your best interest to retain an attorney and fight the vehicle forfeiture (along with the criminal case).

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  2. If someone lends you a gun, and once caught with it you are informed by the police that it is stolen. can info help?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Kevin D. Etherington
    3. Christian Ryan Peterson
    4. Thomas C Gallagher
    4 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you may have some legitimate defenses; however, I would advise you not to speak with the police, or anyone else other than your attorney. Even if you are charged with a crime, this does not mean that there is enough evidence to convict you (probable cause for an arrest is a much lower standard than beyond a reasonable doubt for a conviction). I hope you find this information helps. Best of luck to you, Andrew Leone Leone Legal, PA Chanhassen, MN 612-356-2529...

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  3. 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 almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Max Allen Keller
    3. Ted Harvatin
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    The short answer is no. if your MN license is not valid in MN, it is not valid anywhere.

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  4. 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 4 months 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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  5. 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 9 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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  6. 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
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  7. I thought a person was "INNOCENT TILL PROVEN QUILTY" ? How can they seize a vehicle if a person was not caught driving it?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Christian Ryan Peterson
    3. Brent Schafer
    4. Max Allen Keller
    4 lawyer answers

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

    Answered 2 months 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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  9. I was charged with DWI but actual driver is willing to sign affidavit that he was actual driver after the fact what will happen

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Brent Schafer
    2. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    5. Charles Raymond Segal
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    Sounds like you may be falsely accused. I suggest retaining an attorney. A prosecutor may not automatically believe your friend, especially since he's already given a conflicting statement. An attorney will be able to fight to defend your rights and convince the prosecutor that a dismissal is in the best interest of justice.

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

    Answered 3 months 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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