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Andrew M. Leone

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  • 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?

    Bank robbery with a gun 2nd time felon same crime

    Andrew’s Answer

    There is a good chance that the Feds will seek an indictment to charge you with this offense.

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  • Mpls police found 13 grams of meth in a car i was driving but not in my name. 36 hr probable cause and released charges pending,

    Two passangers may or may not have made statements

    Andrew’s Answer

    Now is definitely the time to start looking into hiring an attorney. Most likely the suspected drugs have been sent to be tested and once the results are in, assuming they come back positive, you will be charged. At this point, do not speak with the police or make any other statements.

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  • My husband received a DWI in Minnesota, 1st time offense. .11 urine test. Does anyone ever get stay of adj with DUI?

    Details: 1st time offense, no prior driving violations. age 43. Failed roadside tests also. Thinking to plead straight up as fighting the implied consent usually is to no avail. Take his lumps or contact prosc for plea deal. If deal what would you...

    Andrew’s Answer

    He may be able to accomplish some of these goals, although his chances would increase with the assistance if an experienced attorney to negotiate in his behalf. The good news is he's being proactive in already undergoing the assessment, which could play to his benefit. I suggest calling a few attorneys and seeing if there is a good fit for you and your husband.

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

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  • I got a no proof of insurance ticket. told cop I had insurance but didn't. got 6 months worth 7days later. what are my options?

    do i plead guilty

    Andrew’s Answer

    No, don't simply plea guilty. Try to keep this off your record. Bring your new proof of insurance to court and talk to the prosecutor. Or, retain an attorney to fight for you

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  • Charged with misdemeanor for theft in 2013. Will expungement help with jobs? Haven't been able to get a job since.

    Charged with a misdemeanor for theft in April 2013. Restitution paid in full already. Landed several job interviews but denied for all because of charge. Feeling really hopeless right now. Will an expungement help with gaining a job?

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, you sound like a perfect candidate for an expungement. This will greatly increase your likelihood of landing a successful job. It's a complicated process with a lot of paperwork involved, so it would be in your best interest to retain an attorney to assist you with the process.

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  • How do I go about getting my rights to own a gun back and how much does it cost.

    I was convicted of 1 forth degree and 1fifth degree sales of a controlled substance which should have been dropped to a misdemeanor after I finished my probation. I was also convicted of 1 fourth degree possession of a controlled substance which w...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will need to petition the court to restore your firearm rights. The price will likely vary depending on the attorney; however, keep in mind that there is also a filing fee involved (I believe that will be around $327).

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  • I'm being charged with a Felony for unplugging an electrical meter on a house (Not stealing or tampering w/ the electricity)!!!

    The Co. Attorney was offering a Stay of Judification for the Felony and a Fine. But when my public defender wouldn't get me a new court date on my sentencing date, or the date I was going to take the plea, (when he knew I was having car trouble t...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It would be in your best interest to contact a few private attorneys. If possible, you should retain one in order to try to straighten this out, or negotiate a better resolution. In addition, there may be possible defenses that need to be explored.

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  • Can I get my smal possesion discharged

    I was stuck with a small possesion and paraphanilia citation .seeing that its my first offense is there a good possibility for discharge. And do I need a lawyer for this process

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, it is possible to get this dismissed. Although having an attorney is not a requirement, you would likely have a better chance at success if you retained an attorney for this case.

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  • What can I do to get the three following petty misdemeanors off of my record?

    So last Saturday I was being stupid and got pulled over whiled parked on the side of the rode by Skyline in Duluth, MN. I gave up early admitting I had a bottle in the backseat, and also had possesion of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraph...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It would certainly be in your best interest to retain an attorney. The court system is very complicated and not something you should try to navigate in your own.

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  • DUI challenging a stop and fst in Anoka or Hennepin county

    Challenging a stop in mn. If the police report differs from what happened eg times(squad video has a diff time from the cops report and booking report), spot where cop was located at time of speed clocking. Officer mention on the straight line wa...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, you can challenge the stop. This is tough to prevail on, but depending on all the facts it could be worth trying. There are many defenses to DWI cases and you should retain an experienced attorney to represent you and make sure your rights are being protected.

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