Gross Misdemeanor

Gross Misdemeanor

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

State v. M.K.

June, 2020
Charges: Obstructing Legal Process - Gross Misdemeanor; Fleeing on Foot, Underage Consumption, Fake ID, and Public Urination - Misdemeanors

Stay of Adjudication to the Fleeing on Foot charge and a petty misdemeanor conviction for the underage consumption charge. The remaining charges were dismissed. With a stay of adjudication, the client is never convicted of the offense, so long as he abides by manageable terms of probation for one-year. And after he does this, he will walk away from this case without a single criminal conviction on his record since the petty misdemeanor conviction is not a crime under Minnesota law. For a college student who was doing well and has a bright future, avoiding a long-lasting criminal conviction record was necessary. Thankfully, he heeded North Star's advice to take proactive steps that convinced the prosecutor that he was a good kid, who just made some poor decisions one night. Another fantastic result for our client.

State v. T.P.

July, 2019
Charges: Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor - Gross Misdemeanor

Continuance for Dismissal. The allegations were rather serious, to say the least, in that the underage party proceeded to have a mental breakdown while intoxicated into the very early morning hours. The client had some child protection services issues that resulted. But, due to her cooperation and compliance with the same, she regained custody and is back to being the mother the children need. As a result of that, the City rewarded her renewed focus on her own health and commitment through this incredible outcome.

Types of Charge(s): Gross Misdemeanor

State v. J.K.

September, 2018
Charges: Malicious Punishment of a Child - Gross Misdemeanor

Sentenced to a misdemeanor - no jail, minimum fine, and conditions that only require the client to stay the course. The State initially sought a gross misdemeanor sentence with significant jail time. But, with the right approach and a proactive client, the North Star team achieved this great outcome on a case that involved physical punishment that left noticeable harm to the young child. The North Star team was instrumental in keeping the client focused on turning this negative incident into a positive with the client focusing on bettering himself as a person and a parent.

Types of Charge(s): Gross Misdemeanor

State v. Confidential

May, 2018
Charges: Gross Misdemeanor Assault

Reduction to Disorderly Conduct, Stay of Adjudication. A victim reports having been choked to the point of asphyxiation by her boyfriend, and having been punched repeatedly by our client, and felony charges against the boyfriend and a nasty gross misdemeanor complaint against our man ensue. Mr. Adkins negotiated carefully and well, and potentially career-ending criminal charges will be removed outright from the record in a short period of time. No jail, no onerous terms of probation, nothing other than payment of minimal costs was required, and the client is over the moon.

State v. K.W.

July, 2016
Charges: Gross Misdemeanor Assault

Case Dismissed, on motion of Defense. Early Discovery demand and artful arguments on absence-of-evidence turns into justice for our client. Client was facing up to a year in jail and/or a $3,000 fine. Cases like this shows just how having an attorney represent you can make a world of difference.

State v. C.N.

April, 2016
Charges: Malicious Punishment of a Child - Gross Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The client must complete a mere five days of community service, pay a minimal fine, and follow the terms of her CHIPs case for one year of probation. This is an incredible result for the client because the consequences of a conviction at trial - which was likely - would have resulted in her being kicked out of the Army without pension, she could have lost her job, and, most importantly, it would have made it all but impossible to fight for reunification with her kids in the pending CHIPs matter. But, now, with the plea to a disorderly conduct with zero facts relating to her children, none of those collateral consequences are in play and she can work towards getting her children back. This truly is a fantastic result that was negotiated on her behalf.

Types of Charge(s): Gross Misdemeanor

State v. J.F.

November, 2015
Charges: Driving after Cancellation, Inimical to Public Safety (DAC-IPS), and B-Card Violation

Dakota County. Case dismissed. Here, the issue of a lack of actual, verifiable notice to the client that his driving privileges were cancelled, was argued forcefully by Mr. Adkins, to a fantastic end. Be sure to hire lawyers who will go beyond simply accepting the State's assertions. Diligent discovery and investigation led to this outright dismissal. This is what distinguishes North Star Criminal Defense from the pack. This client gets to return to the roadway without fear, and without further needless blemishes on his record.

Types of Charge(s): Gross Misdemeanor, Moving Violations

State v. M.J.

August, 2015
Charges: Gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation - inimical to public safety (DAC-IPS) and misdemeanor failure to drive a vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device

Stay of adjudication to misdemeanor charge, the DAC-IPS charge was dismissed. After one year of unsupervised probation, paying minimal prosecution costs, and having no same or similar offenses, this entire case will be dismissed without any record of a conviction. This is great result in that the client will not further hurt her driver's license status because of this incident and can continue progressing towards getting a fully valid license. A conviction to either of these charges would have resulted in a longer loss of license and negated any progress she had made to date.

Types of Charge(s): Gross Misdemeanor, Moving Violations

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