Case Results

State v. J.A.

March, 2020
Charges: 4th Degree DWI - Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended count of failing to drive with due care as a misdemeanor. The sentence included no time to serve, minimal community service, and probation to the court - which means he is not being monitored and only needs to remain law abiding for the next year. The client lived out of state and never had to show up for court, too, which was an added bonus. The North Star team leveraged some unique legal issues with a smart, but stubborn prosecutor, to eventually land this incredible plea deal that the client could not pass up. For a business man, it was exactly what he needed to ensure he can stay on track with his life.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. Confidential

March, 2020
Charges: Pre-Charge - Potential federal or state drug charges

Client was allegedly involved in a drug trafficking ring across state lines with her significant other. She wisely retained the North Star team after a search was executed as his residence. Through several communications with the investigator and reaching out to the U.S. Attorney's office, the client successfully avoided even being charged.

Types of Charge(s): Pre-Charge Case Results

State v. C.S.

March, 2020
Charges: 4th Degree DWI - Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended count of Careless Driving. This is a remarkable outcome considering: (1) the client blew a .14 and (2) we had no meaningful defense to the charges. The stop was good. The investigation was done correctly. Ample evidence to support probable cause. Yet, the North Star team was undeterred. Counseling the client on the proactive steps and information we needed to make a strong pitch in negotiations, the team set out to get this incredible result. Thankfully, a good relationship with the prosecutor also aided in our efforts. The client was beyond thrilled to avoid a DWI conviction on what she assumed was a lost cause. THIS is a prime example as to why you get the North Star team on your side.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. C.T.

February, 2020
Charges: 4th Degree Assault involving an officer - Felony; 5th Degree assault - Misdemeanor

Plea to the 5th Degree Assault as a misdemeanor and the felony assault of an officer is dismissed. Client was charged with the felony for spitting on an officer during an anger outburst directed at officers, which included plentiful foul language and culminated in the spitting episode. Despite an ugly scene caught on body camera, the client was able to plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault that involved him wrestling with his roommate and the ENTIRETY of his misconduct with the officer was dismissed. He has no jail to serve and his probation is simple. The client was proactive throughout the duration of the case. But, even then, avoiding this serious felony and any factual basis involving the cop, is damn near a miracle. The client is ecstatic because it puts him back on track with his career, for which he had just finished schooling prior to sentencing.

Types of Charge(s): Assault Case Results, Felonies

State v. A.L.

February, 2020
Charges: 5th Degree Drug Possession Charge - Felony

Dismissed. The client was eligible for a diversion outcome, which would have resulted in a dismissal of the case after probation. And he had done a lot prior to being charged that would have made probation easier for him to finish. Nonetheless, even with an easy and great outcome available, the North Star team decided to take a more aggressive approach with a contested hearing to raise constitutional issues. The aggressiveness paid off - the State dismissed the case just prior to the hearing. Another great outcome for a deserving client.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results

State v. H.P.

February, 2020
Charges: 4th Degree DWI (Misdemeanor)

Careless Driving. Client had no defense. She was dead to rights and with a reading at a .11, things were not looking great to get a non-DWI outcome. But, the North Star team helped guide her on certain proactive steps she could take to gain negotiating leverage. And thanks to a fantastic relationship with the prosecuting attorney, the unobtainable became obtainable and the client was able to get a non-DWI outcome. For a young woman doing well in school, getting this result was paramount for her future. She could not be happier that she hired North Star for this case.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. L.B.

February, 2020
Charges: Possession of Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle - Misdemeanor

Continuance for a dismissal. The client was caught for speeding with approximately 26 g. of marijuana in her vehicle. Thankfully, she was not under the influence at the time of the arrest. The client obtained a medical marijuana card shortly after the incident, demonstrating that her use was for medical-related reasons. A careful negotiation with the prosecutor moved him down to this incredible result - a complete dismissal of the case, without any conviction or admission to facts, when she successfully completes a year of probation without any same or similar incidents.

Types of Charge(s): Misdemeanor, Moving Violations

State v. A.G.

February, 2020
Charges: 4th Degree DWI - Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended count of an Unsafe Change of Course as a misdemeanor - truly a traffic ticket. The client was charged with a DWI, despite a .07 (which means there was no loss of license). With some proactive steps, the State moved to a Careless Driving - which should be an automatic offer. But, a Careless Driving was not good enough the client because it still would have restricted her from traveling to Canada for work - i.e. she could have lost her job. Even though the prosecutor insisted she could not move off a Careless Driving, the North Star team persisted and got additional information verifying the job consequence. When the State was confronted with so much proactive steps and thought through the job consequence, they made an offer that is nearly unheard of - amending the DWI to a traffic ticket. You know it's a remarkable plea negotiation when even the judge comments he has never seen a DWI resolved in this way. The client was thankful and relieved that she can move forward with a DWI and know her career is not jeopardized.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. C.V.

February, 2020
Charges: 2nd Degree Burglary - Three Counts - All Felonies

Departure to a gross misdemeanor on one count, the other two were dismissed. The client was in the throes of chemical dependency when he committed his first crime. Thankfully, he righted the ship and got himself into treatment. Despite a few relapses while in treatment, the Defendant persisted and graduated from inpatient and was thriving while in an intensive outpatient program. Through this, the North Star team convinced the prosecutor and the judge that this was a less onerous offense and a gross misdemeanor result was the just outcome. There is no doubt that prosecutors and judges alike treat burglary cases seriously. But, they believed in the Defendant and what the North Star team was advocating on his behalf. The client is thrilled to have a second chance without a felony on his record.

Types of Charge(s): Burglary

State v. N.A.

February, 2020
Charges: Felony tax fraud - 7 charges

Plea to two counts via stays of imposition, meaning the record will be misdemeanor convictions after probation. The client had no defense to the allegations of willfully filing incorrect tax returns. Compounding this is the fact that he worked in the tax field, preparing and filing tax returns for his clients. Yet, despite these awful facts, the North Star team was able to negotiate an outcome where the client could earn a misdemeanor record and was not sentenced to serve any time in custody. Through this outcome, the client was able to continue with his new job (in a new field) and provide for his family. He was simply overjoyed with the outcome and advocacy by the North Star team.

Types of Charge(s): Tax

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