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Andrew M. Leone

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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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  • Urgent info,,,,have dui charge first time hit run in Minnesota, was alone and no life was hurt, ,,need subpoena crash report

    I certainly don't want jail time, for this charges from that read, know may very well be dropped into petty misdemeanor, hit run doesn't apply since I did peacefull stopped when cop turned sirens, and abided sobriety test,,,wasn't read Miranda ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    There are a lot of issues with these and I'm afraid handling this case may not be as simple as you describe. DWI cases are very complicated, especially when a crash was involved. It would certainly be in your best interest to retain an attorney as soon as possible

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  • Can I beat this dwi case I am a nurse and could lose my nursing license.

    I brought someone police station because they were freaking out in the my car. The officer asked me to get out of my car so I did and wanted me to go insides so I did. I was having a panic attack and he assumed I was under the influence of drugs....

    Andrew’s Answer

    The best thing you can do is hire an attorney as soon as possible. You potentially have your career riding on this case. It sounds like you may have some defenses, but of course a thorough review of all the evidence (including the police reports) will be required to properly prepare your defense.

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  • Can fleeing a peace officer on foot, be amended to a petty misdemeanor?

    If you're accused of fleeing, but commit no crime could that be a possible defense? And can the charge be amended as a petty

    Andrew’s Answer

    You may have a defense and it is possible for the charge to be amended. It is the prosecutor who has the power to amend it, but your attorney can enter into negotiations with the prosecutor to convince him/her to do so. If you haven't done so already, it would be in your interest to retain an attorney. Best of luck to you.

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  • What can you do when you know that a dishonest prosecutor has violated your rights to a speedy trial?

    The prosecutor canceled the ominous hearing because he had no evidence?

    Andrew’s Answer

    If you currently have an attorney, then you should address this issue with him/her. If you do not currently have an attorney, then it would be in your best interest to retain an attorney as soon as possible.

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  • What can you do when you find out you are being illegally prosecuted to cover up police misconduct,

    I was charged with assault with no evidence and arrested for no reason. The police saw cuts on this womans stomach and arrested me. While I sat in jail for 5 days they found out she is a cutter and self harmer. Has done this before. The police...

    Andrew’s Answer

    If you haven't already done so, you need to retain an attorney to fight this case. That is the best thing you can do.

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  • If I was summon to go do a booking does it mean I'm going to be in jail the night before my first appearing in court

    But I was never arrested or given a citation when I was released after a seach?

    Andrew’s Answer

    No, actually the opposite. Instead arresting you, they are allowing you to voluntarily go down and provide your prints, picture and other information. You will not be locked up and will not spend the night inn jail.

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