Drug Crime Case Results

Drug Crime Case Results

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

State v. Confidential

June, 2021
Charges: Third and Fifth Degree Drug Charges - Felonies

Stay of Adjudication. Client visits North Star looking at his third felony, with possible prison connotations, for more than four hundred (!!) prescription pills and a bill with a testable amount of powder cocaine on it, all within his possession. After intense negotiations and motion practice, the State alters its offer to a stay of adjudication on two drug counts at fifth degree; no jail to serve--not an hour, and no real additional consequences past a $50 fine; the matter is not a conviction, and will be dismissed in anticipation of an expungement in as little as a year. This, notwithstanding a full confession.... When you or someone you care about gets trapped in a terrible spot, which lawyer you retain to salvage what can be saved makes all the difference. All the difference....

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results, Felonies

State v. M.K.

June, 2021
Charges: First Degree Drug Case - Felonies

North Star takes a call from a young woman, facing (with her mother) a mandatory minimum sentence on first degree drug counts, suitcases full of uncut methamphetamine, and an entrenched and talented prosecutor. Motions had already been filed, and lost... yet Mr. Adkins secured an almost insane outcome. No jail--not one hour; two years of essentially unsupervised probation or less; no real fine, no treatment requirement, no letters of apology... and most importantly, no requirement that she testify against her mother, or anyone else, itself a deadly obligation, always to be avoided where possible. Staggering result, one you won't see in other firms or on other similar cases.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results, Felonies

State v. A.S.

June, 2021
Charges: Felony Drug Counts

Dan and James have been admitted in more than fourteen foreign and federal jurisdictions, and they happily travel to where you need them. In this instance, a young woman looking at a Class C felony in Wisconsin saw her counts reduced to Class I, her guilty plea will not be accepted, and her case is tabbed for expungement upon completion of 1-2 years of unsupervised probation--a highly unusual and completely favorable result, in this very different state (for expungement purposes). North Star has assembled an incredible team of attorneys throughout the country to assist you and your loved ones, regardless of the locale, or the charges faced. We go.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results

State v. A.W.

May, 2021
Charges: Gun Possession, Drug Charges - Gross Misdemeanor and Felony Counts

This case, concerning a young man giving his friends a ride--not realizing he was permitting large amounts of narcotics and a recently-stolen firearm into his car--being forced to consider a permanent felony, a lengthy stint in jail, and a crushing fine, resolved highly favorably--no conviction, no jail, a minor costs payment, and no debilitating record, for this remarkable fellow. Hard hustle, endless creativity and the right personnel on the bench and in the prosecutor's role mean nearly perfect outcomes, and North Star excels at these efforts.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results

State v. J.N.

February, 2021
Charges: Felony Criminal Vehicular Operation; Felony 5th Degree Drug Possession; and Misdemeanor DWI

Client pled guilty to a gross misdemeanor criminal vehicular operation and received a stay of adjudication on the drug crime. As a result, the client will never be convicted of a felony. Additionally, the sentence did not call for time to serve in custody and only requires him to stay sober - which he has proven for the last year. This is a remarkable outcome because the facts are not pretty. He was both drunk and had a controlled substance in his system - plus pills found in his vehicle. He ended up rolling the vehicle, causing his passenger to be thrown from it. Luckily, the passenger did not suffer serious injuries. And, due to some aggressive discovery requested by the North Star team, we got the records to verify that the injuries sustained were not nearly as serious as initially feared, resulting in the opportunity to plead to a non-felony CVO. The client is ecstatic that he will avoid a felony conviction and jail time. Even the judge commented that he normally sends defendants to jail on these type of allegations, but the plea agreement took that decision out of his hands.

State v. A.M.

February, 2021
Charges: Fleeing, Narcotics, Gun possession - Felonies

In this latest example of bulk-arrest/pending cases/global negotiations, Mr. Adkins secured a boot camp comprehensive sentence for a client facing decades in prison for a variety of open cases, in five separate counties. The client's commitment to sobriety, documented over three distinct treatment protocols completed, and helped push the prosecutors to our preferred outcome. James and Dan are consummate professionals, but more often than not, a dedicated and open-minded client will prove to be the linchpin in a successful recovery and negotiation. Be that client.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results, Felonies

State v. J.N.

January, 2021
Charges: 5th Degree Possession of Controlled Substances - Felony

Stay of adjudication. The client was busted for having marijuana found in his residence in various spots, accumulating a good amount. On top of that, the cops discovered multiple marijuana plants in the back garden area - far from an ideal fact for what could've been deemed a simpler possession case. Despite these troublesome facts, the North Star team achieved a dream outcome in which he will not be convicted of the felony (thereby keeping his record clean) and he avoids any time in custody. So long as he stays clean for up to three years, this case will be dismissed after his completion of probation.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results

State v. A.A.

December, 2020
Charges: Felony Controlled Substance Crimes

Client with multiple concerns, and a relatively large amount of money at issue, receives an incredible discount to a stay of adjudication, and the return of his cash, with no untoward consequences from the federal government. Client is overwhelmed and happy.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results, Felonies

State v. B.K.

December, 2020
Charges: 2 separate cases, a year apart in the same county. 1st Case: 5th Degree Felony Drug Possession and Misdemeanor DWI. 2nd Case: 5th Degree Felony Drug Possession, and multiple gross misdemeanor DWI counts.

Stay of adjudication to the drug charges in BOTH cases and a single conviction to a misdemeanor DWI as a stay of imposition. The client quite literally committed the same offense twice within a years time frame. He drove drunk, was found slumped over in his car on a county highway, and had drugs in the center console. If this wasn't bad enough, the second offense was committed just shy of his sentencing on the first case, where the North Star team was going to argue that he learned his lesson. Still, despite the two separate cases and problems that causes, the North Star team counseled the client on the correct proactive steps to take - treatment, aftercare, and continued alcohol monitoring to prove sobriety. And by the time of the sentencing for both cases nearly a year and a half later, the client was able to convince the probation department and ultimately the Court - with our help, of course - to receive a stay of adjudication on BOTH cases. The result is that the client will NOT be a convicted felon and only have one DWI conviction on his record. Avoiding the felony drug possession conviction was critical for the client, too, because he received federal aid as a farmer, which would have been in jeopardy with such a conviction. The client is incredibly thankful he chose the North Star team to help him on his two cases. An early Christmas present for a deserving client!

State v. N.J.

December, 2020
Charges: 5th Degree Drug Possession (Felony); 3rd Degree DWI (Gross Misdemeanor); and 4th Degree DWI (Misdemeanor)

Plea to the 4th Degree DWI and no jail sanction. On top of that fantastic outcome, the State agreed to dismiss the original case entirely, agreed to an expungement of it, and then recharged a new case for just the DWI. This outcome was critical to the client because he did not want even the drug charge record to exist - even though it was going to be dismissed as part of the plea deal. Armed with a strong defense, the County Attorney relented after much negotiation to take this unusual path to a plea deal. Now, after the expungement is granted, the client's record will remain clear of any drug record and he'll only be left with a plea to a misdemeanor DWI as a standard first-time DWI. This is truly a fantastic result, but also a very creative one, once again showing how the North Star team fights for its clients and pursues the just and sometimes creative results for our clients.

Drug Crime Case Results

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