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Andrew M. Leone

Chanhassen Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I submitted a blood test after being detained for DUI. The first one didn't work. Can the case be thrown out due to this?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3. Jay Edward Carey
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    5. Maury Devereau Beaulier
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    This may raise dune techNical questions which can go against the reliability of the second test; however, this isn't enough to have the case thrown out. There are many issues that arise in a DWI which can lead to defenses and, potentially, the exclusion of evidence. It would be in your best interest to retain an attorney who will represent you and look after your rights. Also, remember, there are other collateral consequences aside from the criminal case, such as your drivers license revocation....

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  2. Whats the difference between careless, reckless, and unattentave driving?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Frank Mascagni III
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
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    It may be possible to avoid a criminal conviction, depending on several factors. Of course, no attorney can guarantee a particular result, but if you do not have any priors and the facts of your case are not too horrific, then there is a good chance a prosecutor would be willing to work with you in a way to allow you to a criminal conviction (or at the very least, a conviction to the DWI). It may be helpful to you if you hired an attorney to negotiate on your behalf (obtain a public defender if...

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  3. In minnesota if I'm. On probation for a misdemeanor and get charge with a felony charge can I still post bail?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Thomas C Gallagher
    3. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    4. Frank Mascagni III
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    Is it possible to get bail? Yes. However, it will be up to the judge to decide if, and what amount, to issue bail. Given the new charge is sexual assault (criminal sexual conduct) it is likely the bail amount could be high. I suggest you speak with an attorney. Your criminal history will also come into play when the judge is making the decision. I hope you find this info helpful. Let me know if I can be of assistance. Good luck. Thanks, Andrew Leone Leone Legal, PA 612-356-2529 (...

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  4. What can i do about a charge against me that is not true and why do i have to pay 20 dollors for somthing that says FRERE ADVIS

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Andrew M. Leone
    3. L. Maxwell Taylor
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    5. Michelle A. Fioravanti
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    Plea not guilty and fight the charge.

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  5. Can i get a petty theft misdemeanor sealed or expunged off my record it's my first offense i have on me

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Samuel John Edmunds
    3. Rodd Ahren Tschida
    4. Max Allen Keller
    5. Tricia Dwyer
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    The short answer is yes you can (but it's not guaranteed); however you'll have to wait until your sentence is complete before petitioning the court for an Expungement. The most important thing to do right now is try to resolve the case in a way which will not result in a conviction.

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  6. If a criminal case is dismissed by the state, and it was a federal crime does that mean the feds are picking the case up?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Tricia Dwyer
    3. Anthony Michael Bussa
    4. Robert David Richman
    5. Joshua Sabert Lowther
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    There is a good chance that the Feds will seek an indictment to charge you with this offense.

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  7. What are the steps to get my Driver's license back after DWI?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Anthony Michael Bussa
    2. Samuel John Edmunds
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    5. Maury Devereau Beaulier
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    The best step to take is to retain an attorney, because if you fight to get your license back you will have two cases going through the court system (the criminal case on the DL case). There are strict deadlines, so time is of the essence.

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  8. Do I need a lawyer for my first dwi charge?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Anthony Michael Bussa
    2. Samuel John Edmunds
    3. Rodd Ahren Tschida
    4. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    5. Ethan Patrick Meaney
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    Yes, you will need to go to court and it would certainly be in your best interest to retain an attorney. You are facing a criminal charge and a drivers license revocation, both can be fought in court. There may be many mitigating factors and, more importantly, defenses to your case.

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  9. Im on unsupervised probation for a dwi and got a petty misdemeanor paraphernalia ticket, will i get a probation violation?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Andrew M. Leone
    3. Rodd Ahren Tschida
    4. Douglas Troy Kans
    5. Tricia Dwyer
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    A lot depends on the terms of probation. Do the terms require you to report this to probation.....probably. Do the terms require no new misdemeanor or greater offenses.......if so, you are only charged with a petty misdemeanor. In any event, it would be in your best interest to retain an attorney. If you resolve the new charge in a favorable way, it will greatly decrease any risk of being violated. However, that case will not be dismissed simply because it's a petty, much work will still have...

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  10. Can I be charged with shoplifting if I don't have the things they saw me steal on the cameras?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Andrew M. Leone
    3. Robert David Richman
    4. Max Allen Keller
    5. Tricia Dwyer
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    Yes, this happens quite often. Obviously the prosecution's case would be stronger if they found they item with you, but it is not required. There are still ways to keep a conviction off your record, so it would be in your best interest retain an attorney to fight for you.

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