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Andrew M. Leone

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  • What type of careless driving (MN) consequences am I facing?

    I was pulled over by an undercover police officer. I was told by the officer that my speed was excessive. They never told me what my speed was, I don't think they clocked me. I explained to the officer my car's throttle has an acceleration issue (...

    Andrew’s Answer

    At this point you are facing criminal consequences, as careless driving is a misdemeanor. You want to make certain to resolve this case in a way that will not result in a conviction, which would greatly impact your life. It would be wise to retain an attorney who can guide you through the court process and secure the best possible result, possibly even a dismissal.

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

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  • Mn law allows you to be charged with dui, if you are charged with illegal possession of controlled substance, but...

    since the controlled substance was actually, a perfectly legal prescription. cant i have both charges dismissed? they can only charge me with the dui, because of the supposed illegal possession(i even got the judge to admit that). so conversely, s...

    Andrew’s Answer

    From the scenario you present, yes it sounds like you have a basis for a motion to dismiss. If not, you certainly have a great case to take to trial. The prosecution will have a tough time proving you were DWI when all the test results come back negative. Also, it appears you were not in possession of any illegal substance.

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

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  • Caught stealing

    I stole less than $500 worth of items at my job. I was confronted and admitted to stealing those items. I wrote a written statement, then was fired and the police came. I have a court date in a couple days and would like to know what will happen. ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    The first court date, usually called either Arraignment or First Appearance, is simply a time to enter a not guilty plea and get the court process started. It would be wise to retain an attorney prior to this date, in order to assure your rights are being protected and you are treated fairly. The most important thing to strive for is keeping a conviction off your record. There are several ways of accomplishing this goal, although it may require some negotiating with the prosecutor.

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  • A dui and test refusal charged during a breakdown ..

    a dui and test refusal charged during a breakdown .. probable cause based on mobility and medical issues with alerts for both on drivers license.. alcohol alleged and speech ( aphasia ? TBI documented and lung capacity known by same dept from b...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You seem to have some valid defenses to your case. These are very complicated issues and at this time it would be in your best interest to retain an experienced attorney to help protect your rights in court.

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  • When will the county he's on probation with out out a warrant after he receives a new charge ? In MN

    My boyfriend received a controlled substance charge in Hennepin County MN a couple months ago. He was on probation in another county in MN at the time. He was arrested for a warrant the night before last and is now sitting in Hennepin County wonde...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Simply being arrested on a new charge is enough for his previous probation to be violated. One of the rules of probation is to remain law abiding.

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  • Am I putting myself at a disadvantage for submitted a written letter instead of attending a hearing in person?

    My public defender wasn't able to make it to the scheduled court date, so after we talked/interviewed for the first time, he told me he could just write a letter of not guilty and submit that in place of my (and his) actual attendance at the heari...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It is common to enter a written not guilty plea and waive an arraignment hearing on a misdemeanor. They case would then be set for its next court date. This does not put you at any disadvantage.

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  • Restitution agreement from stores lawyers

    I was caught shoplifting from an employer about two months ago. they tried to tell me it was more than what i really took but being that it was my first time ever getting into trouble i kinds froze and just did everything i was told. I didn't lie ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    My first suggestion is to immediately call Court Administration in the county this occurred. Ask them if there is currently a court case open for this case. You want to make sure you know exactly when you need to be in court, because if you miss that date an arrest warrant will be issued.

    Second, it would be in your best interest to retain an attorney. It is important to resolve this case in a way that will not result in a conviction on your record, and this is possible.

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

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  • I need a lawyer for forfeiture in a state case that went federal

    The feds didn't forfeit but state did and state charges were dropped a vehicle and cash

    Andrew’s Answer

    Call or email some Minnesota attorneys and you'll find someone who can help you in this situation. We are not allowed to solicit business on this site.

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  • My husband has been charged with a2 and degree drug sales. He needs to know what to do his defender has not talked to him?

    His next court date is in 2 days and no evedience has been gone over or any questions ask of my hisband. A plea was offered though.

    Andrew’s Answer

    At this point, all questions should be directed to his attorney. He does, however, have the right to discharge his public defender and retain a private attorney, who would be able to dedicate more time to his case.

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