Drug Crime Case Results

Drug Crime Case Results

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

State v. G.D.

March, 2020
Charges: Complex Traffic Matters - Misdemeanors

Continuance for a dismissal, over initial State's objection. Client was stopped for pretty radical driving misconduct, and narcotics are located in the vehicle, but due to some misstatements of law by the arresting officers, most of the evidence against our client was suppressed, and agreement was reached to dismiss the matter after six months, and unsupervised conditions. Client, who is a professional, is overjoyed.

State v. A.L.

February, 2020
Charges: 5th Degree Drug Possession Charge - Felony

Dismissed. The client was eligible for a diversion outcome, which would have resulted in a dismissal of the case after probation. And he had done a lot prior to being charged that would have made probation easier for him to finish. Nonetheless, even with an easy and great outcome available, the North Star team decided to take a more aggressive approach with a contested hearing to raise constitutional issues. The aggressiveness paid off - the State dismissed the case just prior to the hearing. Another great outcome for a deserving client.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results

State v. M.P.

November, 2019
Charges: 1st Degree Drugs Possession - Felony

Departure granted. Stay of execution on prison time. The sentencing guidelines called for a presumptive prison commitment on this most serious drug offense. But, the client turned the page on her life the minute she was arrested. After fifteen months of sobriety and doing everything right, the North Star team was able to convince probation and the Court that a prison hit was not necessary and/or appropriate. THIS is why our relationships with county attorney's and judges matter. We save our clients lives with these types of outcomes. And we couldn't be more proud of our client doing what she needed to do so that we could get this outcome on her behalf.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results

State v. M.M.

September, 2019
Charges: Multiple felony drug charges out of two separate counties - Hennepin and Goodhue

Stays of Adjudications in BOTH counties. A young client with minimal criminal history hired Mr. Adkins for two separate incidents, only a couple of weeks apart, involving drug possession at the fifth degree felony level. Notwithstanding two completely distinct sets of facts and two counties far apart in Minnesota, she will exit both cases without a conviction, and has less than nine total months of unsupervised conditional release until those dismissals are in hand. Remarkable result, for a great person now equipped to return to a bright future. North Star's creativity in these circumstances is essentially bottomless.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results

State v. L.L.

August, 2019
Charges: 5th Degree Controlled Substance Violation - Gross Misdemeanor; Misdemeanor trespass; and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia

Plead to the misdemeanor trespass charge and the remaining drug charges were dismissed. The State initially sought a plea to the drug charges with significant custody time. After leveraging potential legal defenses and bringing a motion to dismiss the case, the Defendant jumped at the opportunity to take a plea to a non-drug charge and have no jail to serve. Through this outcome, she eliminated all risk of possibly losing and ending up with a plea to a drug charge, which would have negatively impacted her career.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results

State v. L.D.

March, 2019
Charges: Pre-Charge - Possible Felony Drug Charges

No Charges Filed. Client was pinched for a serious felony drug case. With the guidance of the North Star team, the client negotiated an agreement with local law enforcement to become an informant. Needing a team of attorneys by his side to enforce the agreement with law enforcement, the North Star team worked closely with the parties to ensure the expectations were reasonable and understandable, and that the objective was achievable. Otherwise, often the terms are due unrealistic, leading to failure and charges being levied, despite an informants best efforts sometimes. Even though the cops may come across like they're acting in good faith, always remember, their first priority is their interests only. This young client was thankful for the North Star team by his side to allow him to avoid the lifelong impact a felony drug case can have.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results

State v. J.P.

October, 2018
Charges: 5th Degree Drug Sales and three counts of 5th Degree Drug Possession - All Felonies

Stay of adjudication. 3 years probation, no jail, minimal fine, and simply the need to follow the recommendations of the CD assessment and submit to random UA's. Considering a rifle and significant cash was also found in the client's bedroom (i.e. in his possession), obtaining a stay of adjudication was not automatic. With the counseling of the North Star team to get a CD assessment, become sober, find full-time work, and get a fresh start on life, the client put himself in a position to earn this important outcome, which is ultimately a dismissal of the case in just a couple years when he's discharge from probation early.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results

State v. T.H.

August, 2018
Charges: 5th Degree Drug Possession - Felony

Stay of Adjudication. Client is a young man with an incredibly bright future. The North Star team critically analyzed the facts and defenses of the case, and successfully obtained this important outcome - one that will ensure the client's clean criminal record will remain clean. After a brief probationary period and following through with the conditions of probation, the case will be dismissed.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results

State v. J.T.

July, 2018
Charges: 2nd Degree Burglary - Felony

Plea to an amended count of gross misdemeanor theft. The client was facing mandatory prison time based on the charge and the State was initially seeking a plea to the count as charged with significant jail time to be served. For an older client without any criminal history, avoiding a felony and any jail was imperative. The client ultimately earned a non-felony, no jail, and probation to the court after taking proactive steps and through Mr. Gempeler's proper guidance and negotiations.

Types of Charge(s): Drug Crime Case Results

State v. C.K.

June, 2018
Charges: Felony Drug Crimes - Repeat Offender (Out of Wisconsin)

No additional custodial time. This matter concerned a gentleman charged in both Minnesota and Wisconsin for methamphetamine distribution, with qualifying prior convictions and large weights being moved. Mr. Adkins labored mightily to reduce his exposure in Minnesota, successfully, so that the client could apply for (successfully!) the Boot Camp program and planned release by January 1, 2019. However, a judge in neighboring St. Croix County considered a consecutive sentence, or otherwise delaying the client for as much as 18 months before starting that boot programming. Shirlene Perrin and Dan Adkins convinced that judge to settle for the time client had already spent in his local jail, and his entry into the Minnesota programming is back on track. North Star has made itself the most successful multiple-jurisdiction criminal defense firm in the Upper Midwest, with care and foresight and hard, hard work.

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

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