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. 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): Felonies, Sex Crimes

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): Sex Crimes

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

State v. Confidential

September, 2019
Charges: 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Contact - Juvenile Case

EJJ/No Juvenile Adjudication, NO Adult felony repercussions. This client was facing a possible trial as an adult on life-altering rape counts, which had a relatively massive amount of proof available to the prosecutor. Mr. Adkins worked tirelessly with an (at first) oppositional counterpart from the County Attorney's Office to secure a workable treatment program for the client, and by the advent of his most important birthday, the case was concluded without an adjudication, without any adult consequences or a permanent conviction or even an arrest record, and the client's family is overjoyed. It simply doesn't get much better than THIS....

Types of Charge(s): Sex Crimes

State v. M.M.

September, 2019
Charges: Multiple felony drug charges out of two separate counties - Hennepin and Goodhue

Stays of Adjudications in BOTH counties. A young client with minimal criminal history hired Mr. Adkins for two separate incidents, only a couple of weeks apart, involving drug possession at the fifth degree felony level. Notwithstanding two completely distinct sets of facts and two counties far apart in Minnesota, she will exit both cases without a conviction, and has less than nine total months of unsupervised conditional release until those dismissals are in hand. Remarkable result, for a great person now equipped to return to a bright future. North Star's creativity in these circumstances is essentially bottomless.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results

State v. C.E.

September, 2019
Charges: Felony 1st Degree Burglary, Assault, and Aid and Abet counts

Case entirely DISMISSED, recharged single count of Misdemeanor Burglary, with a Stay of Adjudication. Client avoids a permanent turpitude felony, or worse, with this negotiated outcome. A raid on a drug seller's house, with multiple injuries and gunpoint-threat allegations, resolves without a conviction for a young and talented man, now facing a future without limitations and without a day spent in custody. Absolutely stellar outcome, which would not have been possible without patience and thoughtfulness provided by Mr. Adkins and the North Star Team.

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

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