Domestic Assault Case Results

Domestic Assault Case Results

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

State v. L.Y.

July, 2020
Charges: Domestic Assault, Disorderly Conduct - Misdemeanors

Continuance for Dismissal. This matter, concerning a new mom and her partner navigating allegations of battery and threats, could have been catastrophic. Instead, after careful and creative negotiations, the matter has been continued for dismissal. After the payment of mild prosecution costs... and no other sanction, our wonderful client can continue with an amazing life; she won't face 1. crushing impacts on her employability, or 2. impossibility of an apartment lease or a home mortgage, or 3. the permanent loss of her right to possess or carry a firearm, in a case that was looking like a necessary (and complicated, in light of ample photographic and other evidence of the assault) jury trial. Indeed, Mr. Adkins obtained this agreement from perhaps the most conservative prosecutor in the county, perhaps in the state, due to kickass negotiating talent.

State v. N.H.

July, 2020
Charges: Disorderly Conduct with a Domestic Assault Enhancer (Wisconsin Case)

Client received a deferred judgement of conviction - the equivalent of a stay of adjudication in Minnesota - to the disorderly conduct charge solely, as the domestic assault enhancer was dropped. For a young man that intends to pursue further schooling, maintaining a clean record was imperative. Yet, with a motivated complaining witness and no true defense for pre-trial litigation, the North Star team was able to negotiate this fantastic result, which not only gives the client a second chance, but minimizes his risk in the process too. The client was very pleased to have the North Star team by his side - even in Wisconsin.

Types of Charge(s): Domestic Assault Case Results

State v. S.S.

July, 2020
Charges: Domestic Assault - Gross Misdemeanor

In a change of pace, Mr. Adkins was retained by the complainant wife in a domestic assault case, to seek a removal of all Domestic Abuse No Contact Orders (there are two open cases for this same fellow). Mr. Adkins engaged careful and creative motion practice, crafted a compelling affidavit for the wife, and convinced a terribly conservative judge to remove nearly every restriction on the couple as they attempt reconciliation. Even if your loved one hires alternate counsel, we may be able to obtain positive results for you; it never hurts, and it never costs a dime, to contact the lawyers at North Star to discuss next steps and the best ways forward. Smashing results for folks that deserve the same.

State v. J.W.

June, 2020
Charges: Domestic Assault by Strangulation - Felony

Misdemeanor conviction. Client facing a life-altering felony obtains an agreement from a very conservative county attorney's office to reduce all counts to a misdemeanor. Notwithstanding virtually no available defenses, and a full (and admissible) confession, Mr. Adkins was able to negotiate a radical reduction in exposure for the client, and even permission for the parties to reconnect and work together again. Client has reconnected with his therapist and made massive advancements on his personal life and issues that brought him to this stage. Wonderful stuff.

State v. D.B.

June, 2020
Charges: Order for Protection and Domestic Assault charges - Multiple counties - Felonies and Gross Misdemeanors

In the latest example of global-deal/high volume case-per-client litigation, Mr. Adkins successfully kept a young man out of prison, notwithstanding more than eight (!) open felony matters alleging inappropriate contact between his client and a number of domestic partners. Client faced multiple years, up to a decade, in prison, and actually served no more than the sixty days he spent voluntarily in treatment and aftercare. Client is back to work, sober, safe at home with his father, and overjoyed that he found North Star Criminal Defense.

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. S.M.

May, 2020
Charges: Order for Protection Violation - Misdemeanor

Case DISMISSED. Client was facing a serious domestic-related charge for pocket-dialing his ex-wife who had obtained an order for protection against him. Complicating things is the fact that the pocket-dialing occurred when the client was at a gun range. Certainly, the prospect of potential intimidation for the protected party was a primary concern of the State. Nonetheless, the North Star team utilized the progress and closing of the family law matter to the client's benefit in negotiating and convincing the prosecutor that dismissing the case was the proper and just result. Needless to say, client is overjoyed to avoid a criminal record from a truly innocent mistake.

State v. D.B.

March, 2020
Charges: Multiple felony domestic abuse no contact violations

No further jail, probation only. This client, facing an armful of complaints alleging improper contact with ex-partners, was looking at a long stint in prison, for even one contested conviction. Instead, he has a single concurrent term of probation, with exceptionally workable terms, and has been released to complete in-patient treatment and begin an aggressive aftercare program to both secure and protect his sobriety and to forestall any similar missteps with law enforcement in the future. Client has already signed a contract in his chosen field, and looks to be moving remarkably forward from his challenges. North Star lawyers work closely (when possible) with thoughtful prosecutors and creative probation advisers to reach the best possible outcomes, with the least amount of risk and fear of judicial mistakes.

State v. J.L.

January, 2020
Charges: Misdemeanor Domestic Assault charges

Stay of Imposition, Vacate and Dismiss, to an amended count of disorderly conduct. This means that, once the client successfully completes probation, the conviction will be vacated and the case is dismissed. This is another perfect example of the North Star team doing exactly what is necessary and in the client's best interests. The reason why is there was another offer that may have been considered better from a true legal standpoint. The client was offered a stay of adjudication to a domestic assault charge, which means he'd never be convicted of anything. But, after consulting with his employer, the vacate and dismiss of a disorderly conduct was the better outcome for him. The North Star team always knows to get the big picture from the client to understand exactly what's at stake and how to get through it the best possible way. Every client is a new, unique client that deserves the attention and respect they need. No two cases or outcomes are the same. And in this case, the vacate and dismiss was the best possible outcome, given its unique facts and circumstances.

Types of Charge(s): Domestic Assault Case Results

State v. J.H.

October, 2019
Charges: Domestic Assault - Misdemeanor

Case Dismissed. The North Star team raised a self-defense claim and utilized the mental health treatment the client was undergoing to negotiate the client to a great offer leading up to trial. Yet, it wasn't good enough and the defense knew that the complaining witness was not responsive to the State. With a trial date set, the State knew it had to dismiss the case due to both the self-defense claim and the complaining witness's absence. A much deserved and needed victory for the client.

Types of Charge(s): Domestic Assault Case Results
Domestic Assault Case Results

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