Case Results

State v. (Confidential)

April, 2017
Charges: Fraud/Theft by Deception/Receiving Stolen Property, Felony

Case out of Washington County was Continued for Dismissal/Diverson. An outstanding client gets a better result. Complex facts, unfortunately rather easy to prove as misconduct and insurance fraud, was disproven sufficiently by aggressive investigation and outstanding work by North Star support staff for the State to offer a short-term dismissal program, no guilty plea required. Client, a professional and highly concerned about his reputation in the community, can move forward with confidence and a clean sheet. One of three ideal outcomes, on the same morning in Washington County.

State v. (Confidential)

April, 2017
Charges: Threats of Violence, Felony

Charges out of Dakota County. Counts were reduced to Misdemeanor Assault with no jail time and only community service. All felony counts were dismissed. This result is better than it appears; it permits an active duty soldier with an impeccable record to continue his service to our country, uninterrupted. A man with five overseas tours got tied up in a road-rage incident, and made a momentary poor choice--which would almost certainly result in a felony in any other circumstances, and possible jail time, loss of firearm rights, and a host of collateral negative impact for the man. Careful negotiations and a perfect score card for commitment to therapies and thoughtful self-analysis resulted in a last-minute, career-saving result. We rarely get this much pride from our work, or this much tangible benefit to a remarkable life. Yet another case where an ill-timed decision on the client's part, to tell the truth to officers investigating a complaint, almost cost more than can be quantified. Never, never ever speak to police or prosecutors without your team, North Star Criminal Defense.

State v. C.S.

April, 2017
Charges: 5th Degree Domestic Assault, Misdemeanor

Stay of Adjudication result out of Hennepin County. Tough facts, including damning photographic evidence, became less important than a thoroughgoing approach to counseling and reconciliation between the parties, and a thoughtful prosecutor. Remember, a victim doesn't control the charging decision any longer, if they ever truly did; even more important, the State retains full authority to take a case forward, including to trial. It takes a careful, highly experienced hand to manage a complex assault matter, even with a recanting or reluctant complaining witness/'victim,' so do NOT assume a case will be dismissed without extreme care and planning, and a lawyer from North Star.

Types of Charge(s): Domestic Assault Case Results

State v. D.W.

April, 2017
Charges: 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Contact - Gross Misdemeanor

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.

Types of Charge(s): Sex Crimes

State v. W.K.

April, 2017
Charges: Obstruct Legal Process, 5th Degree Assault (2 Counts), and Disorderly Conduct

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.

April, 2017
Charges: Shoplifting - Misdemeanor Theft

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. S.C.

March, 2017
Charges: 3rd Degree DWI

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.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. B.N.

March, 2017
Charges: School Bus Violation - Traffic Arm - Gross Misdemeanor

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

Types of Charge(s): Moving Violations

State v. D.M.

March, 2017
Charges: Order For Protection Violation - Misdemeanor (Juvenile case)

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.

Types of Charge(s): Domestic Assault Case Results

State v. T.H.

March, 2017
Charges: 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct

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.

Types of Charge(s): Sex Crimes

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