State v. C.R., July, 2018
Charges: Social Host Citation - Misdemeanor - St. Paul City Ordinance Violation
Resolution: Dismissed by the prosecutor. Even though we received an incredible first offer for our client to complete a diversion program and the case would be dismissed. Ever diligent, Mr. Gempeler carefully reviewed the ordinance in play and the summary of the incident in the citation. In doing so, it was discovered that the State lacked facts to satisfy the definition of a key element to the charge. After raising this issue with the prosecutor, she agreed and dismissed the case. While this citation may not seem like much, to a client without a criminal record and was seeking employment in a highly competitive marketplace, it was critical to earn this outcome.