State v. T.B.

January, 2023
Charges: Felony Intentional Discharge of a Firearm

Departure to a gross misdemeanor sentence, with no time to serve, over the State's objection. Client was charged with intentionally firing multiple rounds over a house in a neighborhood one morning. Multiple people were inside the residence at the time. Needless to say, very serious allegations with multiple "victims" - both inside the residence and neighborhood. Our client, though, was in the midst of a mental health breakdown and suffering from significant chemical dependency. Through North Star's guidance, he engaged in treatment, achieved sobriety, and entered counseling with his girlfriend. The last step was finding a judge who would be sympathetic to our arguments and efforts to get a non-felony outcome. After a few re-settings and finally getting the right judge, the North Star team submitted a strong argument and got the result the client wanted, in full - no felony and no jail. What seemed like a long-shot at the outset was realized thanks to North Star's team effort and smart advocacy.

Types of Charge(s): Felonies