Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

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

State v. Confidential

April, 2020
Charges: Felony criminal sexual misconduct - Pre-Charge

Declination/Nolle Prosequi Letter pending (no charges!). This client, a young man accused of sexual misconduct at his high school, was initially set to meet with investigators to (hopefully!) explain some miscommunication and contextualize a relationship. After a call to North Star, hoping to confirm the good intentions of the investigators and to be told he had the right strategy in mind, that meeting was immediately cancelled, and the client declined to respond to any officers' questions. The complete absence of physical or social-media evidence to confirm the (false, but compelling) allegations of the classmate has resulted in no charges being filed. This is still a developing matter, in light of the fact that the statute of limitations won't expire for many years yet, but the first steps are utterly wonderful. North Star provides exceptional and timely pre-charge representation several times each month, and we love these no-charge decisions as much as a jury acquittal.

Types of Charge(s): Pre-Charge Case Results, Sex Crimes

State v. J.H.

February, 2020
Charges: 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct - Felony

Case dismissed prior to trial. Our client was a young man who was wrongfully accused of rape. Knowing he was innocent, the North Star team quickly retained an investigative team that diligently explored the complicated set of facts that led to the two individuals being together. And through this detailed investigation and aggressive pursuit of the truth, it quickly became apparent that much of the allegations did not have factual support. Witnesses began to tell different versions of events and provide more details about the complaining witness's background. Through this all, the North Star team knew how to respectfully, yet forcefully, explain the true facts of the evening to the prosecutor. Prior to trial, the prosecutor knew she could not pursue the case anymore. The interests of justice demanded that our client not even be taken to trial. The case was dismissed because justice demanded it.

Types of Charge(s): Sex Crimes

State v. J.B.

October, 2019
Charges: Invasion of Privacy Involving a Minor - Felony

Gross misdemeanor sentence with no jail to serve. On top of getting this incredible outcome, the terms of probation are minimal and simply seek to have the client stay on track with therapy. For an individual without a criminal record and facing the possibility of losing his job, achieving a non-felony outcome was necessary. Armed with no real defense, the North Star still was able to negotiate this outcome.

Types of Charge(s): Felonies, Sex Crimes

State v. J.H.

October, 2019
Charges: 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct - two charges (Wabasha County)

Case Dismissed. The North Star team developed a strong defense to the allegations after conducting an intensive investigation into the night of the alleged incident, and the days that followed before the complainant came forward with the bogus allegations. Through the investigation, multiple witnesses went from being state-friendly or neutral to strong defense witnesses. Armed with new information and a strong defense, the North Star team strategically pressed the County Attorney and set the matter on for trial. With a looming trial, witnesses not being as favorable, and allegations that unraveled, the State was forced to dismiss the case because it knew it could not prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt. The innocent client is now formally innocent.

Types of Charge(s): Sex Crimes

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. C.S.

July, 2019
Charges: Indecent Exposure - Misdemeanor

Plea to an amended count of Disorderly Conduct. For a case involving public masturbation in a parked vehicle, avoiding an indecent exposure conviction - as well as any time in custody - was a critical result for the client. He is very pleased at this terrific result and knowing that a sex-crime type offense will not be on his record.

Types of Charge(s): Misdemeanor, 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. S.A.

June, 2019
Charges: 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Contact - Gross Misdemeanor - Juvenile Case

Stay of Adjudication. The client had no criminal record and the allegations could have been charged out as felony sex crimes that would have required registration as a sex offender if proven. With a careful approach and smart negotiations, the client maintains his perfect record, remains on track with his schooling and extra-curriculars, and even was able to stay at the same school - despite the allegations involving transgressions while at school.

Types of Charge(s): Sex Crimes

State v. E.H.

February, 2019
Charges: 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct - Felony

Stay of imposition and only 180 days in custody to be served. Staring a prison commitment of 48 months, the North Star team guided the Defendant to an incredible outcome whereby he only has to serve 180 days in a local jail - with work release privileges - and, upon his successful completion of probation, he can earn a misdemeanor conviction. An absolutely incredible outcome for a young man who still has a bright future, despite some terrible decisions one night.

Types of Charge(s): Sex Crimes

State v. J.L.

October, 2018
Charges: Indecent Exposure - Misdemeanor

Continuance for dismissal. For minimal costs and the only condition being to remain crime free, the client will keep a perfect record. For a young man, the prospect of facing this type of record with a conviction would be devastating to his future career. Yet, without any legal defenses, the North Star team still knew how to negotiate this critical outcome for our needful client.

Types of Charge(s): Misdemeanor, Sex Crimes

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