Probation Violation Case Results

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

State v. F.M.

January, 2023
Charges: Escape from Custody - Gross Misdemeanor; Probation Violation in separate DWI matter

Executed sentence on the underlying probation violation matter and a stay of execution with no additional time to serve on the Escape from Custody case. The client absconded from custody after not returning to jail from work release. He was on the run for a year before getting picked up on a new crime in a different county. This was also a second violation of his probation for the underlying DWI. In a county known for being unfriendly to defendants, the North Star team litigated this matter and worked hard on a strong sentencing argument in what was otherwise a lost case. The County Attorney requested an additional 90 days to be served on the Escape charge after the client was ordered to complete the full sentence of the DWI. After litigating the matter, the County Attorney then asked for a full year to be consecutive to the DWI sentence. Thankfully, Mr. Gempeler made a thoughtful and strong sentencing argument. And the Judge gave our client one final chance, ordering he receive a stay of execution (meaning NO JAIL (which was beyond even our expectations)) on the escape from custody case. The client and his wife are so happy they retained the North Star team to fight for them when they needed an advocate the most.

State v. C.E.

April, 2021
Charges: Probation Violation -- Gross Misdemeanor

This matter, concerning a nearly immediate violation of the terms of a plea agreement for a client suffering from multiple addictive issues, resolved with no action, no sanction, and even accelerated termination of probation, when the client followed Mr. Adkins' advice and dove straight into a comprehensive dual-diagnosis treatment program. North Star and its powerful team of treatment specialists have been getting undreamed of results for more than two decades... please don't hesitate to reach out, and learn how we can assist you, and your loved ones, when these issues are at play.

State v. S.M.

January, 2021
Charges: Felony Conditional Release/Parole Violations, Felony Assault

This client, looking at a nearly automatic lengthy prison hit for repeated arrests, failure to communicate with parole agents, failure to update address... was able to secure release through North Star's efforts, with no more sanction than time served. These hearings, held before a former parole agent (who is nearly never a lawyer, and often immune to defense arguments), are virtually impossible to win, but Mr. Adkins and a thoughtful and committed client secured a fantastic result.

State v. B.S.

July, 2020
Charges: Felony Theft and Controlled Substance Violations - Probation Violations

In this matter, a client who was initially a co-defendant to a North Star client sought and received a waiver of conflict from that first client, so she could benefit from the assistance of Messrs. Adkins and Gempeler, to undo the damage of her awful plea negotiation. Even though she'd essentially airmailed her probationary obligations, and stood likely to lose both a stay of imposition and could be sent to prison, Mr. Adkins secured no jail time, no involuntary treatment obligations, and reduction of the counts to misdemeanors. Remarkable results, for a client now heavily motivated to make the necessary changes to avoid similar pitfalls.

State v. D.U.

July, 2020
Charges: Early Discharge from Probation Sought - Aggravated Drug Crimes (Mower County)

Early discharge from probation. In this matter, North Star received a call from a desperate client, seeking to cut off the back half of a massive term of probation, totaling twenty-five years. Mr. Adkins took him on, and filed a ream of documents supporting early termination, though such results are incredibly and increasingly rare to obtain. Not only did the Court grant the early termination, it did so without a formal hearing. Quite frankly, this outcome was greater and more comprehensive than the lawyers at North Star had dared to seek. While we certainly cannot guarantee outcomes, we have prevailed often enough in these pursuits that it cannot make sense not to reach out, if you face a long probation term, or encounter other collateral consequences to your interaction with the court system that serve as obstacles. We can help, but only if we know who you are, and what you face. Call now.

State v. B.S.

July, 2020
Charges: Probation Violation on Mail Theft and Drug Crimes - Felonies

Early Discharge from Probation. This probation violation was supported by reams of documentation of failures on the part of Mr. Adkins' new client, but a term of restorative work (and commitment to sobriety) by the client and artful arguments via Zoom technology meant the client is not only not headed to prison or jail, but will be released from probation early with a stern lecture.... If your family member (or you) faces allegations of failure on probation, please don't hesitate to contact North Star immediately. You'll be stunned how much aggressive representation can change the outcomes.

State v. T.W.

May, 2020
Charges: Multiple Probation Violations - Gross Misdemeanor Crime

Early discharge from probation. Notwithstanding a number of breaches of his contract to be law abiding and other terms of his probation, this client was granted a short stay on home monitoring and his probation terminated 18 months early due to some serious hustle on the client's part, at Mr. Adkins' direction, and great timing on the hearing (there's no such thing as 'judge-shopping,' but savvy lawyers can move mountains when the time is right). Staggering reduction in the client's jail exposure, and a massive win.

State v. C.G.

June, 2018
Charges: Probation violation on a felony matter

Community Work Service only. This client, with enough criminal history points to qualify as a career criminal, neglected to notify probation when engaging in business transactions that necessitated approval from his agent, and was facing a stretch in state prison therefore. Mr. Adkins intervened, convinced the State to reconsider its demands, and the file will close early after some volunteer work by the client.