State v. M.L.

November, 2020
Charges: Disorderly Conduct - Misdemeanor

Continuance for dismissal. Client was adamant that the charges were bogus. Yet, the expected testimony and other evidence most certainly presented a challenge with an upcoming trial. The North Star team was undeterred and scheduled the matter for trial. On the eve of it, the State reached out with an updated offer that was too good to refuse - six-months probation (compared to the standard 1-year), minimal fine, and only no same or similar conduct. Considering we asked for this exact outcome numerous times and turned down a stay of adjudication to take this to trial, it was huge to obtain this, without the trial risk, when the client could have had job consequences with a guilty verdict at trial. So, it was a no-brainer to finally take the deal when offered. Another fantastic result due to the hard work and strategic approach by the North Star team.

Types of Charge(s): Misdemeanor