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

State v. C.K.

December, 2021
Charges: 1st Degree Burglary (Felony); Interference with an Emergency/911 Call (Gross Misdemeanor); and Domestic Assault (Misdemeanor)

Plea to the misdemeanor domestic assault, dismissal of the remaining counts, and no jail time to serve. The client was staring at a presumptive commitment to prison on the felony burglary count. And while the client took some proactive steps toward sobriety - because alcohol was an underlying issue in the case - full sobriety was not achieved. The North Star team raised legal defenses to possibly challenge with the Court, but also successfully leveraged in plea negotiations. The result is this incredible result where the client avoids prison, local jail time, and a long-term felony conviction record. This accomplished everything the client was hoping for, even though he didn't even believe it was possible. Another great result by the North Star team.

State v. C.V.

February, 2020
Charges: 2nd Degree Burglary - Three Counts - All Felonies

Departure to a gross misdemeanor on one count, the other two were dismissed. The client was in the throes of chemical dependency when he committed his first crime. Thankfully, he righted the ship and got himself into treatment. Despite a few relapses while in treatment, the Defendant persisted and graduated from inpatient and was thriving while in an intensive outpatient program. Through this, the North Star team convinced the prosecutor and the judge that this was a less onerous offense and a gross misdemeanor result was the just outcome. There is no doubt that prosecutors and judges alike treat burglary cases seriously. But, they believed in the Defendant and what the North Star team was advocating on his behalf. The client is thrilled to have a second chance without a felony on his record.

Types of Charge(s): Burglary

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

State v. C.E.

August, 2018
Charges: First Degree Burglary, Assault - Felonies

Dismissal of Entire Complaint outright, reduction to misdemeanors only pending. This matter, concerning a young man with no criminal history inadvertently serving as a pawn in a murderous scheme to rob drug dealers by two other men, took lengthy, complex negotiations to achieve a remarkable result--dismissal of the entire complaint against Mr. Adkins' client, in favor of a misdemeanor trespass count and no jail or other sanctions, with a planned expungement of the entire matter after a brief period of probation. We do incredible things for thoughtful, coachable clients. Be that client.

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

State v. M.S.

June, 2016
Charges: Felony DUI, First Degree Burglary, Felony Domestic Abuse No Contact Order Violation, among many charges

Misdemeanor outcomes. Client's long-term relationship dissolved poorly, multiple felony counts resulted, Then two separate DUI matters allegedly occur. An utterly inclusive and long-term commitment to sobriety, and verification of the same, changed the tenor of the case completely, and a presumptive prison sentence was avoided completely. Client is able to maintain employment, keep his home, recover his work truck, and move on with his life, and was overjoyed with his results.

State v. A.W.

March, 2016
Charges: First Degree Burglary, Domestic Assault

Stay of adjudication on misdemeanor counts only. Mr. Adkins was able to achieve this incredible resort with a short probationary period as well. And, if the client, as anticipated, successfully completes that period without violating his terms, the matter will be dismissed outright on motion of the prosecutor, and thereafter be eligible for potential expungement. This, notwithstanding the case starting out as a mandatory-minimum jail, and possible prison-commit matter; the judge did announce, as he placed the matter on hold for six to twenty-four months, that Mr. Adkins had "achieved a remarkable resolution" for his client. It's always nice to even impress the Judge.

State v. T.B.

July, 2015
Charges: Second Degree Burglary

All counts dismissed after investigation and interviews by our staff. Client was facing consecutive prison terms if the matter was not dismissed; great example of lawyers and clerks undaunted by State’s accusations, pressing for details notwithstanding a damning complaint and initial reports.

Types of Charge(s): Burglary