Assault Case Results

Assault Case Results

To see just how successful our approach is, here are some representative results:

State v. M.V.

November, 2020
Charges: 5th Degree Assault - Misdemeanor

Acquitted at a jury trial. Client was alleged to have engaged in a rather violent road rage incident in Carver County. Even with an offer of a stay of adjudication - which would have resulted in a dismissal and eliminate the risk associated with trial - the client was consistent that he wanted his day in court to show that he did not engage in the type of violent assault the State was alleging. The State had three separate, independent witnesses that all alleged they saw our client viciously assault another driver. The driver, himself, said the same thing. Yet, Mr. Gempeler crafted a brilliant trial strategy and theme that carried the day. Armed with photographs that simply did not match the allegations, Mr. Gempeler attacked the case and the witnesses, impeached them all, and showed how their stories were incomplete and continued to change with the passage of time. Most notably, he had the primary witness - an off-duty Sergeant, former detective - throwing her hands up and asking the State's attorney whether she, the officer, could object to Mr. Gempeler's questioning. Needless to say, the cross examination was thorough and devastating to the State's case. As a result, the State's case lacked credibility, believability, and ultimately reasonably doubt existed. The jury returned a not guilty verdict in short order, proving again that we are Not Always Minnesota Nice when fighting for our clients.

Types of Charge(s): Assault Case Results, Misdemeanor

State v. J.B.

November, 2020
Charges: 5th Degree Assault, Disorderly Conduct - Misdemeanors

Continuance for dismissal. Client was facing serious assault charges stemming from an incident involving his opposition to political protesters in his neighborhood. Admittedly, his response was far from ideal. But, he took proactive steps following it to address his anger and show that he was not a public safety risk. Despite the possibly underlying political statement issues associated with the case, the North Star team achieved this needed result, thereby affording the client to continue searching for new employment without the stain of an assault and/or disorderly conduct conviction on his record. The client is thrilled to have chosen the North Star team to fight on his behalf through this case and challenging time in his life.

Types of Charge(s): Assault Case Results, Misdemeanor

State v. C.X.

October, 2020
Charges: Threats of Violence - Felony; Assault - Felony

Mr. Adkins waives wand, magic results... or so it would seem. In this matter, a dad who allegedly pointed his firearm at another driver in a road rage dispute, rolled the dice with complete acceptance of responsibility, with his lawyer working hard as hell, and trusting a wise and worldly judge, notwithstanding a smart and motivated prosecutor arguing strongly in opposition, and... the felony evaporates. Client will move forward with no loss of rights, with no horrific 'Felony' attached to his name, with no outsized probation length or conditions... North Star was created for these moments, for clients like this, and for these wins. Get on board, if you or someone you love has exposure like this, and we will create your version of this dismount.

State v. Confidential

September, 2020
Charges: Assault and Arson - Felony

In another of a string of juvenile criminal matters this summer, Messrs. Adkins and Gempeler continue to secure non-conviction outcomes, even where the rights accorded to the accused are all but nonexistent, the State controls nearly every aspect of the proceedings, and the stakes can involve records of permanent impact. Far from simply securing a term of probation or stayed adjudication, North Star seeks to include expungement in the initial agreement, to ensure that no record survives the first year of supervision, worst case. We are your go-to, when your child faces obstacles.

State v. T.E.

August, 2020
Charges: 5th Degree Assault - Misdemeanor

Continuance for Dismissal. Client had no defense. She allegedly assaulted a fellow wedding-goer for no reason, except for a possible mental health breakdown. The client took immediate proactive steps following the incident, specifically directed at figuring out what caused the incident. After completing the same and demonstrating that this truly was a one-night, random incident that will not happen again, the client earned this fantastic result, which preserved her clean record. She is thrilled that she got the North Star team to properly advocate for her - and use our great relationships with the prosecutors, who knew they could trust us and, therefore, our client.

Types of Charge(s): Assault Case Results, Misdemeanor

State v. S.M.

June, 2020
Charges: Two separate cases - 4th Degree Assault of a Police Officer (Gross Misdemeanor) and a Disorderly Conduct case (misdemeanor) - McLeod County

Plea to the 4th Degree Assault, sentenced as a misdemeanor, and the disorderly conduct case was dismissed in its entirety. On top of this great outcome, the client was ordered to do no further time in custody or community service - despite probation recommending an additional 120 hours of community service. The fine was the bare minimum that could be imposed, too. The client is battling alcoholism, which led to these charges. She was also on probation at the time of the incident for a felony 4th degree assault of a police officer and picked up a DWI, too. Despite all of that, the North Star team successfully negotiated this a misdemeanor outcome. Proactive steps by the client are instrumental. And this client did everything she could to earn this outcome.

State v. C.T.

February, 2020
Charges: 4th Degree Assault involving an officer - Felony; 5th Degree assault - Misdemeanor

Plea to the 5th Degree Assault as a misdemeanor and the felony assault of an officer is dismissed. Client was charged with the felony for spitting on an officer during an anger outburst directed at officers, which included plentiful foul language and culminated in the spitting episode. Despite an ugly scene caught on body camera, the client was able to plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault that involved him wrestling with his roommate and the ENTIRETY of his misconduct with the officer was dismissed. He has no jail to serve and his probation is simple. The client was proactive throughout the duration of the case. But, even then, avoiding this serious felony and any factual basis involving the cop, is damn near a miracle. The client is ecstatic because it puts him back on track with his career, for which he had just finished schooling prior to sentencing.

Types of Charge(s): Assault Case Results, Felonies

State v. K.Y.

February, 2020
Charges: Misdemeanor 5th Degree Assault

Stay of adjudication to a disorderly conduct. The client was a young female with a bright future. An unfortunate chain of events during the early morning hours after bar close time led to this charge. With a career at stake, the North Star team helped advise the client what proactive steps she needed to take in order to best advocate for her during negotiations. In doing so, the attorneys at North Star were able to move the prosecutor - from a tough jurisdiction - off a permanent conviction to this outcome, where the client will be able to earn a dismissal of the case once she completes probation and is set up for an expungement only a year later. A terrific result for a deserving client.

Types of Charge(s): Assault Case Results

State v. K.M.

December, 2019
Charges: 5th Degree Assault - Misdemeanor

Stay of adjudication on a disorderly conduct charge. The client had a plausible self-defense claim. But he also had enough self-awareness to realize that his imposing presence compared to that of a complaining witness that was half his size would be tough to overcome. Leveraging the defense and willingness to go to trial, the client was thrilled to get an outcome in which he could earn a dismissal of the record, without a conviction, once he completes probation. And he also knows that he is presumed to get an expungement one short year later. For a young man that will be completing school around the same time frame, this terrific result via negotiations was too much to turn down and he was happy to move forward, without having to have this case hold him back.

Types of Charge(s): Assault Case Results

State v. C.E.

September, 2019
Charges: Felony 1st Degree Burglary, Assault, and Aid and Abet counts

Case entirely DISMISSED, recharged single count of Misdemeanor Burglary, with a Stay of Adjudication. Client avoids a permanent turpitude felony, or worse, with this negotiated outcome. A raid on a drug seller's house, with multiple injuries and gunpoint-threat allegations, resolves without a conviction for a young and talented man, now facing a future without limitations and without a day spent in custody. Absolutely stellar outcome, which would not have been possible without patience and thoughtfulness provided by Mr. Adkins and the North Star Team.

Types of Charge(s): Assault Case Results, Burglary, Felonies
Assault Case Results

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