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Andrew M. Leone

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  • What am I looking at as far as punishment for a 1st time drug offender for a 5th degree possession of controlled sub. (Meth)

    I have no prior drug related charges, I was in my friends car we were pulled over the cop searched her car (my purse was in the front seat) he said he smelt pot, he searches the car he told me to leave my purse and he unzipped it and found a pipe ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Your best outcome would be having the case dismissed. That may be possible, but depends on many factors that are unknown at this time. The most important thing for you, especially given the line of work you do, is to keep a conviction off your record. This is possible, and there are a few different ways to reach a favorable resolution. It would be in your best interest at this time to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney. Part of the delay right now could be that the BCA needs to test the suspected drugs to make sure it it's what they think. Often times, it could take quite awhile for this to happen.

    Another piece off advice is to no longer post specific facts about what happened online. These posts are not protected and potentially could be used against you as an admission.

    I hope you find this helpful and I wish you the best off luck. Assuming this is your first offense, I'd say you have a real good chance at a favorable resolution to this case. You need to make sure you have an attorney fighting by your side to reach that resolution.

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  • I will issue a no contact order against me and my kids how do I get the no contact order lifted in the state of Minnesota

    my wife lied on me and said I kidnapped her at gunpoint I was charged and took it to trial and I was found not guilty the judge issue a no contact order against me and my children what can I do to get the no contact order lifted if possible

    Andrew’s Answer

    Contact the attorney who handled your kidnapping trial. You were found not guilty, so he must have done a good job. Essentially, only a judge can dismiss the no contact order, so you will need an attorney.

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  • What can I do?

    My gf is 15 I am 19. We got caught having sex in my car. Yes it was stupid. But now I'm being charged with criminal sexual conduct 3rd degree. And have a domestic abuse do not contact order against me. I truly love her and know we're gonna grow ol...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Retain an attorney as soon as possible. These are serious charges and you need someone there to protect your rights. Also, I would highly suggest you no longer post any of these facts online, as these posts are not protected and could potentially be used against you.

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  • What can I do for my little brother who is being falsely accused of child molestation?

    My brother lives in a small town in Minnesota and he is being falsely accused of molesting our little cousin. This "Event" supposedly happened 3 years ago but at that time I was living with them. The accusers are the mother and now step father of...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Has your brother already been charged with this by the police? The best thing you can do is help him retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who will have his best interests as his top priority. These are very serious allegations and need to be thoroughly investigated by your brother's attorney.

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  • How do I win a fleeing case, riding a dirt bike.

    Me and my friends Jacob and Tyler were riding dirt bikes at tyler's house. A cop passed and saw Jacob and Tyler riding but not me. They were on blue bikes I was on yellow. About 30 minutes later me and Jacob decided to to get food and bring it bac...

    Andrew’s Answer

    There is no clear cut answer as to "how to win" a case. The first suggestion is to no longer post facts about this situation online. These posts are not privileged and you do not want any of these incriminating comments to later be used against you. The second thing you should do is contact and retain and experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight to get the best possible result for you in your case. In some situations this is getting the case dismissed; in other situations it is getting the case resolved in a way that does not result in a conviction. Every case is different, so a thorough review of all the facts will need to be done in order to determine the best course of action in your case.

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

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  • What is the normal punishment for solicitation of prostitution in a public place Stearns County, MN. first offense of any kind.

    Arrested (undercover Sting) for solicitation of prostitution in a public place (hotel room). First offense of any kind in any state. What are the normal penalties. Gross misdemeanor. What are the chances of it being downgraded to misdemeanor.

    Andrew’s Answer

    Several factors will come into play. There are ways to resolve the case witout it resulting in a conviction on your record; which is very important, especially since you currently have a clean record. The best suggestion would be to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who can guide you through this stressful time.

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  • Please explain search and seizure " in plain site" law how far can police go with this law?

    Cop said that with flash light he was able to see a vinyl tube on floor and said his training that was used to smoke meth.. It was under seat on passenger side.. It was 10:30 at night with tinted black window .. They also had me open up 2 differen...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You said you were being cooperative, so they may argue that you agreed to the search and thus none of your rights we're violated. You certainly could use the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. I suggest you retain one as soon as possible to make sure all the evidence is thoroughly reviewed and the appropriate actions are taken if indeed there was any police misconduct.

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  • What should I do? Its my first DUI.

    I cant afford a lawyer. I asked the Judge to provide me a lawyer but he wont. Wouldnt that violate the 6th Amendment? I also tried to find the local bar association in Winona but I cant find it anywhere online. Its my first time getting DUI so im ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Best thing to do is to contact a few attorneys to see what kind of fees and/or payment plans they can offer. You may be surprised at what you're able to afford.

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  • What constitutes coercion in mn dui breath test?

    A high blood sugar diabetic and tested.13 after one drink almost 4 hours later on breath test.I asked for blood test but was denied. Cop knew of my prior felony dui. But said if I took and failed breath test I would only be held 12 hours not seve...

    Andrew’s Answer

    This is definitely the right time to contact an experienced DWI/Criminal defense attorney. There are many defenses to DWIs and possible motions that could be filed to exclude evidence, possible including the breath test. I would advise you to no longer post specific facts about your case online, as these postings are not confidential through attorney-client privilege.

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  • Is there a difference between paying a fine for a minor in consumption over the phone and having a court date?

    Recently got charged with a minor in consumption. The officer got my information, typed it into his computer, and gave me a sheet of details explaining what to do next. He told me that all I need to do is call a designated number in 10 days, and p...

    Andrew’s Answer

    The difference is that if you simply call and pay the fine, you are essentially admitting guilt and will have a conviction of your record. By calling and setting a court date instead, you have the opportunity to resolve the case in a favorable manner, which will keep a conviction off your record. There are several different ways to accomplish this goal. Your chances at keeping a conviction off your record likely would be increased with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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