DWI Case Results

DWI Case Results

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

State v. L.L.

April, 2020
Charges: 4th Degree DWI - Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended count of Careless Driving. Client blew a .12 and had no defense. Typically, this means a plea to a misdemeanor DWI with STS - community work service through probation that is strenuous work. But, with the North Star team, the typical result is not good enough and they pushed for the atypical and incredible result of a plea to an amended count of Careless Driving. On top of that, the client is on probation to the court and does not need to do community work service through the County. For a young woman with a bright future, she could not be happier that she decided to hire North Star to fight for her.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. N.B.

April, 2020
Charges: 3rd Degree DWI - Gross Misdemeanor

Plea to a single gross misdemeanor DWI. Sometimes, the facts simply don't permit a plea to a less serious offense. When the client registers a .20 and has driving conduct that imperiled others on the road, the only fair outcome is to plead as charged. Without any legitimate defense and a client that did not want to go to trial, the North Star team refocused their negotiations on limiting the impact from the criminal sentence. The first round of negotiations left an offer that includes 8 days as a jail alternative and a lengthy probationary period. Through our zealous advocacy, the client will have no time to serve - either in custody or via community work service - a reasonable fine, and, most importantly, probation to the court for fewer years than initially offered. The end game is one where the client has no affirmative obligations while on probation to the court (which saves her money). So, even when facing long odds, the North Star team was still able to negotiate a very favorable outcome.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. J.A.

March, 2020
Charges: 4th Degree DWI - Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended count of failing to drive with due care as a misdemeanor. The sentence included no time to serve, minimal community service, and probation to the court - which means he is not being monitored and only needs to remain law abiding for the next year. The client lived out of state and never had to show up for court, too, which was an added bonus. The North Star team leveraged some unique legal issues with a smart, but stubborn prosecutor, to eventually land this incredible plea deal that the client could not pass up. For a business man, it was exactly what he needed to ensure he can stay on track with his life.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. C.S.

March, 2020
Charges: 4th Degree DWI - Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended count of Careless Driving. This is a remarkable outcome considering: (1) the client blew a .14 and (2) we had no meaningful defense to the charges. The stop was good. The investigation was done correctly. Ample evidence to support probable cause. Yet, the North Star team was undeterred. Counseling the client on the proactive steps and information we needed to make a strong pitch in negotiations, the team set out to get this incredible result. Thankfully, a good relationship with the prosecutor also aided in our efforts. The client was beyond thrilled to avoid a DWI conviction on what she assumed was a lost cause. THIS is a prime example as to why you get the North Star team on your side.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. H.P.

February, 2020
Charges: 4th Degree DWI (Misdemeanor)

Careless Driving. Client had no defense. She was dead to rights and with a reading at a .11, things were not looking great to get a non-DWI outcome. But, the North Star team helped guide her on certain proactive steps she could take to gain negotiating leverage. And thanks to a fantastic relationship with the prosecuting attorney, the unobtainable became obtainable and the client was able to get a non-DWI outcome. For a young woman doing well in school, getting this result was paramount for her future. She could not be happier that she hired North Star for this case.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. A.G.

February, 2020
Charges: 4th Degree DWI - Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended count of an Unsafe Change of Course as a misdemeanor - truly a traffic ticket. The client was charged with a DWI, despite a .07 (which means there was no loss of license). With some proactive steps, the State moved to a Careless Driving - which should be an automatic offer. But, a Careless Driving was not good enough the client because it still would have restricted her from traveling to Canada for work - i.e. she could have lost her job. Even though the prosecutor insisted she could not move off a Careless Driving, the North Star team persisted and got additional information verifying the job consequence. When the State was confronted with so much proactive steps and thought through the job consequence, they made an offer that is nearly unheard of - amending the DWI to a traffic ticket. You know it's a remarkable plea negotiation when even the judge comments he has never seen a DWI resolved in this way. The client was thankful and relieved that she can move forward with a DWI and know her career is not jeopardized.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. M.E.

February, 2020
Charges: 4th Degree DWI - Misdemeanor

Stay of Adjudication. Client had a .10 breath alcohol concentration level and we had no defense. But, the client took proactive measures to demonstrate that she did not have an alcohol problem and learned from her mistake. Complicating things is the fact that the client's significant other lived in Canada. Traveling to Canada with a DWI is not possible and there's a wide debate whether a careless driving conviction even permits entry into Canada. Through diligent negotiations, the North Star team achieved this nearly impossible outcome. The end result for the client is that she will not have any convictions as a result of the charge and can freely travel to Canada.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. P.E.

February, 2020
Charges: Gross Misdemeanor DWI (Marshall County)

Plea to an amended count of Misdemeanor DWI. Client registered a significant breath alcohol concentration (.22). Yet, despite this awful fact, the North Star team was able to negotiate an outcome that is truly remarkable. Not only was the plea to a misdemeanor, but the sentence included no jail to serve and he was placed on probation to the court (rather than to probation services), which saved him both stress and money. Obtaining a misdemeanor outcome on a .22 is nearly unheard of - except when you hire the North Star team.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. A.K.

January, 2020
Charges: 4th Degree DWI - Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended count of Failing to Drive with Due Care. The client had zero record and was concerned how a DWI-related outcome (even a Careless Driving) could impact her future. Despite no meaningful legal defense to the case, the North Star team was able to negotiate this fantastic result due to a smart strategy, leveraging the criminal process, and positioning the client in the best position possible with some proactive steps. The end result was more than the client even thought possible.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results

State v. L.V.

January, 2020
Charges: 4th Degree DWI - Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended count of failing to drive with due care. In addition to pleading to such a low criminal charge and avoiding the DWI, the client was placed on probation to the court, and had no time to serve and a minimal fine. Without a true defense, but compelling underlying facts, the North Star team leveraged a pending trial, some proactive steps by the client, and its good relationship with the prosecutor to eventually obtain this great outcome. The client was thrilled to walk away with essentially a traffic ticket, not to mention avoiding a careless driving (the standard non-DWI outcome most defenders seek), which would still have impacted her insurance rates.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results
DWI Case Results

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