23
Jun

James Gempeler Is Named an Up & Coming Attorney

It comes with great pride in announcing that James Gempeler of North Star Criminal Defense was just named an Up & Coming Attorney for 2015. This is an extremely prestigious recognition, awarded to only 27 attorneys from across this State. The Up…
Read More
18
Jun

Arguing Against Conditions of Release

If you are in custody, the Court may impose conditions of your release, even if you are released on your own recognizance – i.e. without bail. The conditions of release are supposed to be imposed for the purposes of ensuring your appearance at futu…
Read More
15
Jun

DWI Law Change - .16 or More Is Now a Gross Misdemeanor and Worse

Effective August 1, 2015, the alcohol concentration level used to enhance the criminal penalties for a DWI will be lowered by .04 – a dramatic reduction in DWI law. A high alcohol concentration reading can be considered an aggravating factor used t…
Read More
4
Jun

You Can Drink With the Offender and Still Be an Innocent Owner

The mere fact that you were drinking with the alleged offender and a passenger in the vehicle does not necessarily mean that you are not an innocent owner for purposes of getting your vehicle back. If your vehicle was seized after it was used by anot…
Read More
4
Jun

Avoiding Mandated Domestic Abuse Counseling

If you are charged with a domestic abuse offense – i.e. domestic assault or terroristic threats against a family or household member – you may be required to complete domestic abuse counseling or education program. Minn. Stat. Sec. 518B.02, subd.…
Read More
1
Jun

The Unpredictability of Firearm Rights Restoration Litigation

The central analysis in a firearm rights restoration matter is whether the petitioner can demonstrate ‘good cause,’ which is undefined by statute. Previous case law has bestowed upon this vague concept the following definition: “a reason for ta…
Read More
1
Jun

Electronic Home Monitoring in Minnesota

One of the most common conditions of a sentence in a DWI case is being ordered on electronic home monitoring (EHM) in lieu of serving time in jail. The benefit is obvious: the defendant does not have to serve time in jail. But, there are steep and hi…
Read More

Schedule a Free Consultation

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.