James and DanNorth Star Criminal Defense is a full-service criminal defense firm that prides itself on not only getting favorable results for its clients, but also on the fact that former clients routinely refer us to friends and family that need our services. Our clients get the respect and attention they deserve. Our success rests on these three guiding principles:

Not Always Minnesota Nice

One mistake or bad decision can lead to criminal charges. But, this doesn't mean you are a criminal. North Star Criminal Defense understands this. And this is why we work tirelessly, fighting for your rights while guiding you through the legal process. We are Not Always Minnesota Nice when using our nearly 30 combined years of experience to your benefit. We are trial attorneys first and foremost. Being comfortable taking any case to trial allows us to be calculated and strategic in both when and how we are aggressive during pre-trial litigation and plea negotiations. And through this approach, we routinely get favorable results for our clients.

Personalized Legal Strategy

Facing criminal charges can subject you to possible jail time, significant fines, and lengthy probation with unyielding conditions. You also face collateral consequences, such as losing your driver's license, and possibly your job or professional license. Understanding these consequences, North Star Criminal Defense takes the time to develop a personalized legal strategy for each client. To us, you are more than just another file. And that is why we take the extra time to learn about you and what is at stake. We then develop and implement a personalized legal strategy that will serve your needs best.

Unmatched Client Care

North Star Criminal Defense prides itself on its client service. We know that facing criminal charges is likely one of the most stressful times in your life. That is why we focus on giving you the respect and attention you deserve. This means that your calls and emails are answered as promptly as possible. Your questions and concerns will be addressed. And you will be informed throughout the entire process. We work tirelessly to earn your trust and to keep it.

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Dan Adkins

Direct: (612) 600-8183
Main: (651) 330-9678
Mr. Adkins has become rather ‘the man to see’ in the region, for folks facing criminal charges, based solely on his record of success since moving his practice to Minnesota in 1996. Victories include pre-charge declines, evidence suppression in d… Read More
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James Gempeler

Direct: (952) 843-8766
Main: (651) 330-9678
Mr. Gempeler focuses his practice on criminal defense and expungements because he believes that a mistake or a single event should not define that person. He is diligent in his preparation, skilled in negotiating with the state and arguing in court,… Read More
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