State v. J.S.

January, 2024
Charges: 2nd Degree DWI - Gross Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended misdemeanor count of 4th degree DWI with no jail to serve and only a minimal fine. The client had two aggravating factors bringing the charges of 2nd Degree DWI: a high reading and a prior within 10 years. Usually when this happens, obtaining a non-GM DWI is almost always out of the question. The North Star team was diligent in its review of the facts and raised a critical legal issue that led to the State's agreement to our assessment, resulting in the DWI test being tossed out as evidence. There was plenty of evidence left to convict the client, so entering a plea was necessary. Still, the North Star team strategically negotiated with a stronger position and obtained this incredible result of a misdemeanor, no-jail outcome for the client. He was thrilled to get this offer and be able to move forward successfully after his mistake.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results, Gross Misdemeanor