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

State v. H.B.

January, 2021
Charges: Threats of Violence; Conspiracy to Commit Threats of Violence - Juvenile Felony Case

Continuance for dismissal. The client was alleged to have partaken in a written bomb threat made inside a high school. It goes without saying that this was a major case that the State was committed to pursuing to the full extent that they could. The State even went so far as to hire a handwriting expert to help its case. Nonetheless, the North Star team stepped up and prepared an excellent defense to the case, including retaining an expert of our own to successfully counter the State's expert opinion. Eventually, with thoughtful discussions about the factual issues the State has and a deserving client, Mr. Gempeler finally got the State to come down to this incredible offer - one that does not include an admission to any facts and ultimately leads to a dismissal of the entire case after six short months on probation with minimal conditions. The client and his family could not be happier it chose the North Star team to fight for their son, who can now push forward in his life without a devastating criminal record.

State v. Confidential

September, 2020
Charges: Assault and Arson - Felony

In another of a string of juvenile criminal matters this summer, Messrs. Adkins and Gempeler continue to secure non-conviction outcomes, even where the rights accorded to the accused are all but nonexistent, the State controls nearly every aspect of the proceedings, and the stakes can involve records of permanent impact. Far from simply securing a term of probation or stayed adjudication, North Star seeks to include expungement in the initial agreement, to ensure that no record survives the first year of supervision, worst case. We are your go-to, when your child faces obstacles.

In Re: Confidential - Juvenile Matter

June, 2020
Charges: Arson, Criminal Damage to Property - Felonies

Stay of Adjudication. In his latest foray into juvenile court, Mr. Adkins secured a stay of adjudication notwithstanding multiple thousands of dollars worth of damage from a fire set by his client in a fit of asshattery. Client worked his tail off to get volunteer hours completed before a meaningful hearing, which helped immensely, but Mr. Adkins' negotiations turned the tide from a case that could have had adult record ramifications, down to essentially a brief term of probation and no record of adjudication or conviction. Massive win.

State v. Confidential

September, 2019
Charges: 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Contact - Juvenile Case

EJJ/No Juvenile Adjudication, NO Adult felony repercussions. This client was facing a possible trial as an adult on life-altering rape counts, which had a relatively massive amount of proof available to the prosecutor. Mr. Adkins worked tirelessly with an (at first) oppositional counterpart from the County Attorney's Office to secure a workable treatment program for the client, and by the advent of his most important birthday, the case was concluded without an adjudication, without any adult consequences or a permanent conviction or even an arrest record, and the client's family is overjoyed. It simply doesn't get much better than THIS....

Types of Charge(s): Juvenile, Sex Crimes

State v. A.V.

July, 2019
Charges: 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct (Felony); 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Contact (Gross Misdemeanor); Two separate juveniled cases with two different victims, incurred over a short period of time in the same county.

The first degree case was amended to a third degree criminal sexual conduct and the client was admitted into the deferred adjudication program. Meanwhile, the client received a stay of adjudication on the fifth degree case, with tracking probations essentially. Literally, this outcome saved this client's life. He now can earn the continued clean record and never be convicted of any offense, despite the serious allegations. The young man took serious and significant strides in his growth and maturation that paid dividends at sentencing. Add in a full account for his wrongdoings and he posed the perfect candidate for this generous and unlikely outcome.

Types of Charge(s): Juvenile, Sex Crimes

State v. K.K.

February, 2016
Charges: Juvenile Traffic - School Bus Violation

Continuance for Dismissal. Client is a honors student with aspirations to attend a well-respected college. Obtaining a dismissal was critical to avoid creating a red flag in college applications. What was once feared to be a gross misdemeanor charge is now resolved as a traffic ticket with a 6-month probationary period and no fee or fine. The client is ecstatic with this outcome and knowing that she can keep her record clean.

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