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Andrew M. Leone

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  • Will he get time?

    Boyfriend got arrested for drinking and driving. His charges are fleen an officer, DUI, and Damage-UNK LVL- private. It's his first DUI, his first fleen an officer and damage...

    Andrew’s Answer

    This is the time when your boyfriend needs an experienced attorney in his side. These are serious charges that the prosecutor won't take lightly. It's important that he starts building his defense right now.

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  • What can i do? Can i sue the company or where i bought it?

    My little brother had one slice of bread when he got home from school and after eating he started to feel a pain inhis stomach later that day he was eating agian and whem we notice theres was worms inside the bread his stomach was hurting and he w...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It's complicated in determining if the store is liable or if the manufacturer of the bread is liable. I suggest you contact a personal injury attorney and set an appointment for a free consultation. Most of us offer consultations at no charge.

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  • Is there any way to drop the testing at my next court date? I'm hoping they drop all the charges but this is getting ridiculous.

    As a condition of release, I am not to do drink alcohol/do drugs. They make me come in pretty much every week, charge me 17 bucks for them to test me and I have yet to fail one. My charge is non drug or alcohol related, although I do have DUI on ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, this is possible. Conditions of release are determined on a case-by-case basis. If your attorney is able to convince the judge that this condition is no longer necessary, then the judge may delete it from your conditions. If you don't have an attorney, then it would be in your best interest to retain one; not just to get this condition deleted, but to handle your case in its entirety and insure that your rights are being protected.

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

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  • First time shoplifting, how can I keep this off my record?

    I was caught shoplifting 3 makeup items totaling $59.99 at JCPenny. I've been charged with two citations that I have to pay within 30 days, I've been banned from the mall for 1 year, and I was told I now have a misdemeanor on my record. I'm 18 yea...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, there is a possibility to keep this off your record, but only if you set this for a court date. If you simply pay the citations, this will be deemed a guilty plea, and you will be convicted. By setting a court date, this allows yourself, or preferably your attorney, a chance to speak to and negotiate with the prosecuting attorney. There are several ways to go about this and keep your record clean; however, your chances are a lot better if you retain an attorney to represent you and make sure your rights are being preserved.

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  • What kind of consequences should I expect? This would be a first violation. What steps should I take?

    Hello, thank you for taking the time to answer the questions of anyone and everyone. I was just in jail for 28 days for multiple warrants, 3 days in Stearns, 23 days in Dakota and 2 days in Carver County. I was put on probation to the court for; M...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You are looking at possibly another criminal case (Hennepin) and three violations of probation so (Stearns, Dakota and Carver). There is a strong likelihood that at least one, if not all, of the prosecutors involved are going to be looking for significant jail time. You mentioned impatient treatment, that is probably exactly what you need personally, and it may also help with your criminal cases. It would certainly be in your best interest to retain an attorney as soon as possible. Depending on the facts, there might be defenses to the new charge; however, at the very least, an attorney fighting on your side can play a significant role in damage control.

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

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  • Why trouble can she get into for lying and setting me up and how can I fight this to win?

    My ex and I got into an accident last year and now I am being charged with damage to property and child endangerment because she reported that I took the wheel and drove us in the ditch. We had a mutual friend that she confided to and said that sh...

    Andrew’s Answer

    The best way to fight this is by retaining a qualified and experienced attorney who will protect your rights. At this point it's more important to make sure your case it's being handled properly and not to worry about her getting in trouble. Your attorney will be able to review and evaluate all the evidence and put together the appropriate defense.

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  • How do I go about successfully filling and receiving a diminished value claim? What are my options?

    I was turning left on a green arrow, another car sped through the red light coming from the opposite direction, and in turn, caused me to hit their car. My car is a 2011 with very low miles, and only $1,500 from being paid off (purchased new). The...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I would suggest setting up a meeting with a local personal injury attorney. The insurance company is likely to use the fair market value in the area for similar vehicles in determining value, as opposed to the KBB value.

    Also, there might be other compensation that you are entitled to due to this accident, especially if you are injured or in pain.

    It would be well worth your time to discuss this with an attorney and wouldn't cost anything, as most attorneys offer free consultations.

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  • MN's speeding ticket for a foreign state driver and what's my odds to keep it off the record.

    On my business travel to Minneaplis, I got a speeding ticket of going over 22 mph (77/55) in Hennepin County with my Georgia Driving License. Talking to Hearing officer was a failure due to the fact that I am holding a foreign state's driver licen...

    Andrew’s Answer

    If you have a clean driving record it certainly may be possible. It may take some time and negotiating though.

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  • Given my current probation situation, what could come of this newest charge?

    I'm on probation for 5th degree possession of a schedule II controlled substance. I have violated my probation once before and my PO recommended vacating my stay of adjudication as well as 30 days in jail. Luckily I was only given the 30 days. I j...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Don't rely on the prosecutor to work out a deal, it will have to be your attorney taking the initiative to do so. Since you have already had one violation, the prosecution may not be inclined to try to help you out; however, your attorney will be able to put your best defense forward and possibly reach a favorable outcome.

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  • Even though I technically admitted to the crime, can arguing this be sufficient for the judge to throw the case out?

    I got pulled over for not having my headlights on and the officer smelled marijuana so I admitted to having a small amount leading to a small possession charge. He wrote me a ticket and let me go, but he did not write me a ticket for the initial r...

    Andrew’s Answer

    That reason alone is not enough to have the case thrown out; however, there are several ways to keep this off your record. Of suggest you contact a couple of attorneys and see what your oprions are in resolving the case.

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