Case Results

State v. M.P.

November, 2019
Charges: 1st Degree Drugs Possession - Felony

Departure granted. Stay of execution on prison time. The sentencing guidelines called for a presumptive prison commitment on this most serious drug offense. But, the client turned the page on her life the minute she was arrested. After fifteen months of sobriety and doing everything right, the North Star team was able to convince probation and the Court that a prison hit was not necessary and/or appropriate. THIS is why our relationships with county attorney's and judges matter. We save our clients lives with these types of outcomes. And we couldn't be more proud of our client doing what she needed to do so that we could get this outcome on her behalf.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results

State v. M.E.

November, 2019
Charges: 4th Degree DWI's and Careless Driving - Misdemeanors

Stay of Adjudication to one count of a misdemeanor DWI. The client received this remarkable outcome after the North Star team was able to demonstrate to the prosecutor how a plea would critically impact her professional and personal life. The client would've lost her job, even with a Careless Driving, and been prevented from traveling to Canada to see her significant other. Proactive steps demonstrated that she was not a public safety risk. The case dragged on for close to a year. But the length allowed the prosecutor to see that the client was taking this seriously. In the end, this unheard of outcome - at least to defendants not represented by North Star Criminal Defense (because we've gotten this outcome before even!) - was obtained for a deserving client.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. T.O.

October, 2019
Charges: Felony Tax Evasion - Multiple Counts

Durational departure granted - gross misdemeanor conviction to only one count. Based upon a thorough and well-researched brief (as stated by the Judge), a plea to a single felony count turned into a gross misdemeanor sentence. The result is the client is never convicted of a felony. In achieving this result, the client will not lose his license and is able to move forward with his life and put his mistakes behind him. With so much on the line, the North Star team pulled off exactly what was needed to save this client's future.

Types of Charge(s): Tax

State v. S.O.

October, 2019
Charges: Felony Tax Evasion - Multiple Counts

Gross misdemeanor sentence to one count. The State agreed to a stay of imposition and allowing the North Star team to argue for a departure from the Court. With a strong brief that impressed the Court, this needed outcome was obtained for an incredibly deserving client. She will not be stained with a felony conviction on her record and is able to move forward with her life.

Types of Charge(s): Tax

State v. J.B.

October, 2019
Charges: Invasion of Privacy Involving a Minor - Felony

Gross misdemeanor sentence with no jail to serve. On top of getting this incredible outcome, the terms of probation are minimal and simply seek to have the client stay on track with therapy. For an individual without a criminal record and facing the possibility of losing his job, achieving a non-felony outcome was necessary. Armed with no real defense, the North Star still was able to negotiate this outcome.

Types of Charge(s): Uncategorized

State v. B.P.

October, 2019
Charges: Careless Driving - Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended count of a petty misdemeanor speeding violation. The client allegedly drove buzzed with an alcohol concentration just shy of the legal limit. Typically, this is a slam-dunk Careless Driving, misdemeanor conviction. But, with the appropriate arguments and strategy - not to mention a great relationship with the prosecutor - the North Star team was able to obtain a plea to the equivalent of a speeding ticket. On top of that, the team successfully dragged the case out enough to avoid this violating probation terms for a different case.

Types of Charge(s): Misdemeanor

State v. J.H.

October, 2019
Charges: Domestic Assault - Misdemeanor

Case Dismissed. The North Star team raised a self-defense claim and utilized the mental health treatment the client was undergoing to negotiate the client to a great offer leading up to trial. Yet, it wasn't good enough and the defense knew that the complaining witness was not responsive to the State. With a trial date set, the State knew it had to dismiss the case due to both the self-defense claim and the complaining witness's absence. A much deserved and needed victory for the client.

Types of Charge(s): Domestic Assault Case Results

State v. J.H.

October, 2019
Charges: 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct - two charges (Wabasha County)

Case Dismissed. The North Star team developed a strong defense to the allegations after conducting an intensive investigation into the night of the alleged incident, and the days that followed before the complainant came forward with the bogus allegations. Through the investigation, multiple witnesses went from being state-friendly or neutral to strong defense witnesses. Armed with new information and a strong defense, the North Star team strategically pressed the County Attorney and set the matter on for trial. With a looming trial, witnesses not being as favorable, and allegations that unraveled, the State was forced to dismiss the case because it knew it could not prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt. The innocent client is now formally innocent.

Types of Charge(s): Sexual

State v. S.N.

September, 2019
Charges: Order for Protection Violation - Misdemeanor

Stay of Adjudication. Avoiding this domestic-related conviction was imperative for this individual to maintain his ability to work in the healthcare field. Despite not having much of a legal defense, Mr. Adkins was able to find a way to this tremendous result. Having terrific relationships with the prosecuting attorney and judge paid off when he was able to convince them that this rare outcome was both appropriate and necessary. The client is now in a position to avoid a conviction and maintain his career.

Types of Charge(s): Misdemeanor

State v. T.U.

September, 2019
Charges: 4th Degree DWI - Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended count of Careless Driving. This was a fantastic result considering the client blew a .12 and we didn't have any defense. Undeterred, Mr. Gempeler counseled the client on what information he needed to make a persuasive plea negotiation that the prosecutor bought and agreed to such a rare outcome.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

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