Case Results

State v. B.D.

May, 2019
Charges: 4th Degree DWI - Misdemeanor

Plea to a misdemeanor SPEEDING ticket. The sentence only called for a standard two days of community work service, a minimal fine, and he is on unsupervised probation. Getting this incredible result - out of Minneapolis, no less - was imperative for a client that conducts significant business in Canada. Now, with this outcome, the client's job is no longer in jeopardy.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. F.G.

May, 2019
Charges: 4th Degree DWI - Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended count of Careless Driving. The sentence called for no jail time, minimal fine, and a year of probation with only the bare minimum terms of probation for a DWI-related offense. This is a fantastic result, considering the fact that the client had a prior DWI just outside of ten years. Usually, with a prior DWI, prosecutors are not want to give the benefit of the doubt to the Defendant and offer a non-DWI type disposition. But, here, thanks to the strategy and relationships built by North Star, the client got a much-needed second (actually, third) chance.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. C.T.

April, 2019
Charges: Interference with 911 Call - Gross Misdemeanor; two Domestic Assaults - Misdemeanors

Stay of Adjudication to a single misdemeanor domestic assault. The terms of probation are minimal - no use of non-prescribed drugs or alcohol and testing upon demand. That's it. No jail. No community service. No domestic abuse programming. A small fine. For a hard-working father of several girls that were all supportive of him, obtaining this outcome was important for the family to continue its healing process and move forward from this off night.

Types of Charge(s): Domestic Assault Case Results

State v. M.K.

April, 2019
Charges: 4th Degree DWI - Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended count of failing to drive with due care. This was an absolutely needed outcome for a client that does a lot of business in Canada. At a .12 breath alcohol level, though, getting anything other than a DWI, let alone an outcome better than a Careless Driving, is virtually unheard of. Undeterred by these prospects, Mr. Gempeler got to work to create the best possible plea negotiation strategy, which is all that was left without any legal defense. With the assistance of an incredible and long relationship with the prosecutor - who admittedly trusts this firm, completely - this ridiculously rare outcome was achieved. As a result, the client's business and work in Canada is saved and the single mistake will not have to hurt him going forward. These are the type of results that make us so unique and successful.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. N.M.

April, 2019
Charges: Misdemeanor Domestic Assault

Continuance for dismissal to an amended count of disorderly conduct. The client had no criminal record, but had engaged in rather poor behavior overall (though the assaultive behavior was not severe) due to a multi-day alcohol binge. The client was extremely proactive in addressing his underlying alcohol and mental health issues. With this, the North Star team leveraged their good relationship with the prosecutor and obtained this incredible outcome for a needful client.

Types of Charge(s): Domestic Assault Case Results

State v. S.O.

April, 2019
Charges: Domestic Assault and various other charges

Dismissed. The client was charged with a first-time domestic involving his wife. Their decades long relationship was leading to a divorce, with this incident serving as the rock bottom point. But, the response by the family was remarkable. Proactive steps, including weekly meetings with their pastor and completing an anger management course, allowed the family to heal and rebuild their relationship. And despite living in the country for a long time, the client was just in the process of finishing his application for citizenship. The fear was that anything other than an outright dismissal could negatively impact his application, including the possibility of deportation. Understanding this, Mr. Gempeler and the North Star team developed a strategy that positioned the client for this dismissal -—via negotiations. There was no defense. This outcome was obtained through both the strong and trust relationship with the prosecutor, and an understanding of how to best approach the negotiations to get such an incredible and atypical result.

Types of Charge(s): Domestic Assault Case Results

State v. R.T.

April, 2019
Charges: 5th Degree Assault - Misdemeanor

Stay of Adjudication to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The North Star team was retained a week before the trial. After getting the trial continued - over the State's objection - the firm immediately began utilizing its relationships with the local prosecutor's office and leveraged the self-defense claim (albeit, not a strong one) into such a crucial outcome for the client. Because this will never be a conviction, the client can continue pursuing her nursing career and will keep a clean record.

Types of Charge(s): Assault Case Results

State v. S.I.

April, 2019
Charges: 5th Degree Assault - Misdemeanor

Stay of Adjudication to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The North Star team was retained a week before the trial. After getting the trial continued - over the State's objection - the firm immediately began utilizing its relationships with the local prosecutor's office and leveraged the self-defense claim (albeit, not a strong one) into such a crucial outcome for the client. Because this will never be a conviction, the client can continue pursuing her social services career and will not have a bad night, after bar-close fight hold her back.

Types of Charge(s): Assault Case Results

State v. C.R.

March, 2019
Charges: 3rd Degree DWI - Gross Misdemeanor

Plea to a 4th Degree DWI - Misdemeanor. With no legal defenses available, the client was able to cut his losses, avoid a gross misdemeanor, had no further jail to serve, and the fine was minimal. An exactly identical case was called before it, and the defendant - with a different private counsel - was ordered to complete two full days of community service. Not for our client. We always maximize any plea deal to ensure that our clients get the best possible outcome for any case.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. L.D.

March, 2019
Charges: Pre-Charge - Possible Felony Drug Charges

No Charges Filed. Client was pinched for a serious felony drug case. With the guidance of the North Star team, the client negotiated an agreement with local law enforcement to become an informant. Needing a team of attorneys by his side to enforce the agreement with law enforcement, the North Star team worked closely with the parties to ensure the expectations were reasonable and understandable, and that the objective was achievable. Otherwise, often the terms are due unrealistic, leading to failure and charges being levied, despite an informants best efforts sometimes. Even though the cops may come across like they're acting in good faith, always remember, their first priority is their interests only. This young client was thankful for the North Star team by his side to allow him to avoid the lifelong impact a felony drug case can have.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results

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