Case Results

State v. B.N., March, 2017

Charges: Disorderly Conduct, Misdemeanor

Resolution: Case out of Mille Lacs County was continued for dismissal. Disorderly conduct doesn't sound too serious, but it can be when a our client narrowly missed being charged with felony damage to property and witness intimidation counts, and the defendant was on active probation for a far more serious conviction. After months of careful therapeutic efforts and careful law-abiding behavior, the State assented to Dan's proposal to make the case inactive outright, and formally dismissed in six more months of quiet time. Client couldn't be happier.

State v. D.W., April, 2017

Charges: 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Contact - Gross Misdemeanor

Resolution: Case dismissed. A team approach helped build and prep a strong defense in the lead-up to trial. Shortly before trial was set to begin, the State dismissed the charges. North Star knows when not to be Minnesota Nice. In doing so, it earned the correct result for an innocent client.

State v. W.K., March, 2017

Charges: Obstruct Legal Process, 5th Degree Assault (2 Counts), and Disorderly Conduct

Resolution: Case was dismissed. Mr. Gempeler utilized a big picture approach with a like-minded and thoughtful prosecutor to prove that the client was simply not the person that committed the alleged offense. Instead, the client was at a low point, caused by mental health issues. Over the course of a year since the date of the incident, the client took significant and meaningful strides to improve his mental health and gain stability in his life, thus demonstrating that he was not a public safety concern. The prosecutor recognized this and agreed that a dismissal was appropriate and deserved. This is the type of personalized legal strategy that North Star offers its clients - an understanding of who they are, what happened, and how to get them back on their feet, which benefits them personally, but also leads to these type of terrific results.

State v. M.Y., March 2017

Charges: Shoplifting - Misdemeanor Theft

Resolution: Continuance for Dismissal. Shoplifting (theft) case out of Anoka County. Besides an outright dismissal, this is the best possible result a client can achieve in their case. Assuming our client stays law abiding for a year, this case will be completely dismissed and stay off their record.

State v. T.H., March, 2017

Charges: 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct

Resolution: Stay of imposition, with a misdemeanor conviction the result. Client - who faced gross misdemeanor charges and possibly an additional felony count if the case was pushed to trial - pursued a proactive, accountable strategy that resulted in the Judge commending him and stating, on the record, that he knows the client is a "stand-up guy". Due to the smart, personalized legal strategy implemented, the client faces no jail, a $100 fine, and minimal conditions during his probation. Upon his satisfaction of probation, the conviction will be deemed a misdemeanor. This is the exact result the client wished for.

State v. S.C., March, 2017

Charges: 3rd Degree DWI

Resolution: Plea to a 4th Degree DWI with a standard result. This is a terrific result for a client that registered nearly three-times the legal limit on his first-time DWI. Due to a proper strategy and a pro-active approach by the client, Mr. Adkins was able to secure an outcome that resulted in no further jail or community service time, a small fine, and minimal conditions during probation. This is a misdemeanor offense and the client is put in a position to succeed going forward.

State v. B.N., March, 2017

Charges: School Bus Violation - Traffic Arm - Gross Misdemeanor

Resolution: Continuance for Dismissal. The prosecution costs were minimal and the client is able to maintain a perfect driving record.

State v. D.M., March, 2017

Charges: Order For Protection Violation - Misdemeanor (Juvenile case)

Resolution: Continuance for dismissal for 180 days. No fine, jail, community service, or lengthy conditions. The client had already completed 30 days of house arrest as a result of a probation violation stemming from these allegations. Using this as leverage and the new progress of the child in getting back on track in school and his personal life, Mr. Gempeler obtained this rare result - a dismissal.

State v. A.B., February, 2017

Charges: 3rd Degree DWI, B-Card Restriction, Careless Driving, DAR

Resolution: Guilty plea to misdemeanor Careless Driving, rest of charges were dismissed. Initial offer was to a gross misdemeanor DWI and for 90 days to be served in custody and via house arrest. Mr. Gempeler successfully moved the Court to suppress the blood test result due to a faulty warrant, leading to the dismissal of the DWI charge. After the Court ruled in his favor, the Defendant obtained the result he wanted - 1-year probation (not 4), less jail time (he only faces house arrest), and no DWI record.

State v. A.S., February, 2017

Charges: Threats of Violence - Felony

Resolution: Dismissed. This matter concerned a felony count of Threats of Violence, and allegations of gunpoint menacing during a road rage incident (which could have led to an amended complaint including a Second Degree Assault count, with potential prison implications). Mr. Adkins got the case dismissed on the morning trial was set to begin, after extensive wrangling and legal arguments/motions. The client, whose record contains a number of previously felony convictions, saw his position get markedly improved when the North Star Criminal Defense motion practice placed the admissibility of those convictions into the atmosphere. Needless to say, the client is extremely pleased.

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