State v. T.C.

February, 2023
Charges: School Bus Stop Arm Violation - Gross Misdemeanor

Continuance for dismissal. Even with the presence of children outside the bus, the North Star team (both Mr. Gempeler and Mr. Duffy) achieved this best possible plea negotiation. Usually, these are rare outcomes for a gross misdemeanor offense involving children. Thankfully, we knew how to approach the case, made a strong pitch, and, of course, our strong relationships with the prosecutors once again did not hurt our clients when we advocated on their behalf. What makes this outcome that much more important is that the client will be applying for naturalization in the coming year and this outcome will greatly reduce any impact this could have had on their application.