Andrew M. Leone’s Answers

Andrew M. Leone

Chanhassen Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I am 20. Got ticket for poss. of small amount of marij. Must keep it off my record how do I do this? I have not paid fine.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Andrew M. Leone
    3. Kevin Wade DeVore
    4. Tricia Dwyer
    5. Stuart Gregory Steingraber
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    You do have a chance to keep it off your record, and you made the right choice to request a hearing (as paying the fine would have resulted in a conviction). Your best bet may be to retain an attorney who can appear at the hearing and negotiate on your behalf. There are ways, such as a continuance for dismissal, to resolve the case without it going on your record. I hope you find this information helpful and I wish you the best of luck. Happy New Year.

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  2. I was really drunk and got into the wrong car. The owner called the police. I have court for misdemeanor tampering. Thoughts?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Mark Edward Arneson
    2. Samuel John Edmunds
    3. Alex De Marco
    4. Tricia Dwyer
    5. Andrew M. Leone
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    My first piece of advice is to no longer give specific facts of this case online. These posts are not protected and you don't want someone using them against you later on down the road. Second, it would be in your best interest to retain an experienced attorney. There are ways to resolve this case in a way that will keep a conviction off your record. A prosecutor already has issues in proving this case; however, he/she may be willing to negotiate an early agreement to keep this off your...

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  3. I recently got a dwi charge I blew .10. I'm curious what I'm looking at.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Kevin Andrew Sieben
    3. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    4. Tricia Dwyer
    5. Douglas Troy Kans
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    Without knowing the facts/circumstances surrounding the case, its hard to say because we don't know the possible defenses or arguments to lead to exclusion of evidence in the DWI. This is a serious case though, with many potential consequences. Your situation is two-fold, however, because there is the potential of losing your stay of adjudication on the assault, and possibly violating that probation. It would be in your best interest to contact an attorney privately to discuss these matters....

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  4. How much does an expungement cost and do you have to pay for each offense? Does paying guarantee that the offense will be sealed

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Brent Schafer
    3. Andrew M. Leone
    4. Tricia Dwyer
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    If you do it on your own, it will cost you the $322 filing fee. If you retain am attorney

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  5. What is the normal waiting period for a DUI court date?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Thomas C Gallagher
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    4. Tricia Dwyer
    5. Maury Devereau Beaulier
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    This schedule seems typical. Often different counties may take a little more time than others, but 1-2 months between court dates is nothing unusual.

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  6. Refused breathalyzer saying I didn't have enough time to talk to lawyer. Contestable? Conflict of interest with Public Def.?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Samuel John Edmunds
    2. Derek Anthony Patrin
    3. Christian Ryan Peterson
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    5. Tricia Dwyer
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    You are facing a criminal charge based on these facts, so I would say that yes it is worth contesting (as would be any other criminal charge). You may have a good case, especially if the officers failed to read you your Implied Consent rights. For the fact that most DWIs occur late at night, or even in the middle of the night, there are difficulties in actually being able to speak to an attorney. As for your public defender, I don't know him/her, or the situation in court; however, the fact...

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  7. Would it be possible to get it an underage consumption ticket off my record? Will my license be suspended/insurance go up?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Landon J Ascheman
    2. Thomas C Gallagher
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    5. Derek Anthony Patrin
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    It may be possible, but not guaranteed. Having an attorney negotiate for you is your best bet. It really depends on many different variables. If you haven't already done so, you should discuss your case with a criminal defense attorney.

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  8. Minnesota possession of alcohol ticket for a minor

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    2. Derek Anthony Patrin
    3. Andrew M. Leone
    4. Landon J Ascheman
    5. Tricia Dwyer
    5 lawyer answers

    Your best bet at getting the charges dropped is to retain an attorney to fight for you. It sounds like a weak case against you. You certainly want to fight this, and remember that the prosecution carries a high burden which they must meet before you can be found guilty. I wish you the best of luck.

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  9. Does it considered kidnapping if I left my husband’s house with my baby ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew M. Leone
    2. Matthew Thomas Majeski
    3. Drake Daigoro Metzger
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    If there is no custody order issued by the court, then you as a parent have the right to bring the child to your friend's house. I would advise you to file for an Order for Protection as soon as possible. You can do this on your own, or with the help of an attorney. If you go to www.mncourts.gov/selfhelp/, you can find information on applying for the OFP. I hope you find this information helpful and feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. I wish you the best of luck.

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  10. I got arrested for my 2nd DWI in 2 years is there any way I can avoid going to jail so I can keep my job?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas C Gallagher
    2. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    3. Andrew M. Leone
    4. Max Allen Keller
    5. Douglas Troy Kans
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    The short answer is yes. However, it will depend a lot on the facts and evidence. For example, can some, or all, of the evidence be excluded. Also, a lot will depend on negotiations with the prosecutor. There are many jail alternative options which can be explored. It is very important to be represented in this process. Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss your case gurther. I wish you the best of luck.

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