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Andrew M. Leone

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  • Can the police charge you with a first degree felony and first degree sales a year later even if its not real?

    I was driving with a friend. We seen the police turn around i parked. My friend ran into the store told me to leave and promised there was nothing in my car.i had no insurance so they towed my vehicle.i left and all of a sudden they arrested me sa...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, it sounds like they waited for the lab results before charging you. This is a serious offense and it would be in your best interest to retain an attorney as soon as possible. Also, do not continue to post specific facts about this case online; these posts are not protected and could potentially be used against you in court.

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  • If I have a warrant and wait to turn my self in, will I be in more trouble? I'm trying to come up with 5 grand for a attorney.

    The case is being accused of sexual assualt.

    Andrew’s Answer

    It could affect your chances of being able to bail out once you turn yourself in. Generally, the longer it takes to turn yourself in, the less lenient the judge is when setting bail.

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  • Why did I get my administrative penalty for "refusal to test", but still haven't gotten any criminal notice/penalty/court date?

    At the end of Feb, I was driving drunk and hit a tree and was taken to the hospital. About two weeks later, I got an accident report from the police station that said that I admitted to drinking (while still on the scene of the accident), but whe...

    Andrew’s Answer

    As everyone has mentioned, this is not uncommon. Sometimes it can be several months before the criminal charges are filed. You will receive a summons to appear in court in the mail.

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    23 years old a few unpaid tickets

    Andrew’s Answer

    This is a very serious allegation and the best thing to do is to begin preparing a defense right away. It would be in your best interest to retain an experienced attorney to guide you through this with minimal damage.

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  • How much of my face needs to be seen in a video to prove that it's me?

    i put myself in a video that i'm trespassing in, nothing big, but i just wanted to know

    Andrew’s Answer

    Only a jury could answerto that question. Depending on all the evidence, the prosecution may not even need the video to prove their case. If you are currently facing a criminal charge, it would be in your best interest to retain an attorney.

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  • I falsely reported a crime about my university laptop getting stolen and I got caught. I don't have the laptop. What now?

    I was being stupid and I broke my laptop and I panicked and I reported it stolen. The police department traced the university laptop back to my IP address and charged me with falsely reporting a crime. What should I do now?

    Andrew’s Answer

    At this point you are being charged with a crime. The best thing you can do now is to retain an attorney to get you through this situation. There are ways to resolve this without it resulting in a conviction. This is important, since a conviction will greatly impact your ability to obtain a job, or even to further your schooling.

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  • What can I do as a victim who is being charged with a crime that I did not commit?

    I am very upset. I was just charged with perjury and forgery. I have been a victim of harassment the last 8 years from the same family. I stood up for myself and got a harassment order, 1 year ago. I told the truth and presented documents that I ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Just because you were charged (standard of probable cause) does not mean the prosecution can prove the case (standard of beyond a reasonable doubt). It is important to retain an experienced attorney who can fight for you in court and make sure your rights are being protected.

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  • What can I do if I feel my lawyer is trying to do something I don't want to..

    I've been fighting a felony for harboring a fugitive for over a year now my lawyer said at first I'm totally innocent and we will win cuz he was never found in my place he was found at apt next to mine. Now he has completely changed and recently w...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Accepting any deal is your choice and your attorney can only give you advice. If you are not satisfied with the representation, then you can always hire a different attorney.

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  • Doesn't the state have to prove that EVERY month I had an income and the amount, instead of just assuming?

    I have been charged with Public Assistance fraud. They are alleging that I was working. They allege they found money in my bank accounts but most of the is loans from family not to mention loans for school which cannot be counted towards my assist...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, the prosecution has to prove each element of a crime charged beyond a reasonable doubt in order to convict. This is a very high burden, much higher than the probable cause needed in order to charge you with the crime. Every case is different and often times the prosecutor can have trouble meeting this burden of proof. Also, if a prosecutor feels he or she will have difficulty meeting this burden, they may be more willing to negotiate a better resolution.

    Obviously, this is a very serious offense and would be in your best interest to retain an attorney to assure you are treated fairly in court.

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

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  • Should I hire an attorney for my (first ever) misdemeanor offense?

    I was charged and arrested with a misdemeanor due to intoxication within the vacancy of my own home. I am worried that I will be spending time in the county jail, seeing as I might have also been charged with an obstruction of the law, but due to ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, you should hire an attorney. This being your first offense makes it even more important to do so, because you will want to resolve this case Ina way that will not result in a conviction. This is possible, but more likely to happen with an experienced attorney advocating on your behalf.

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