Sex Crimes

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

State v. D.H.

February, 2023
Charges: Indecent Exposure - 3 separate cases out of two different jurisdictions. One case included 3 counts of indecent exposure and 3 counts of disorderly conduct.

Plea to one charge of indecent exposure, the other two cases were dismissed, including the case which had six total charges. This young man was facing a gauntlet of trouble due to exhibition-type behavior. The North Star team had a challenge ahead of itself, but we properly balanced an aggressive and thoughtful approach to get this incredible outcome. Diligently researching some perhaps skeptical charges, the North Star team litigated one case and then leveraged it against the other two cases to put together a global resolution that at first seemed improbable. But, the improbable often becomes reality with the North Star team. With the global deal finalized, the client now only has one conviction and a sentence that is more than manageable for him to get back on his feet and moving forward. When both the judge and prosecutor acknowledge - on the record - how great of an outcome this was for the client, you know it's damn good.

Types of Charge(s): Misdemeanor, Sex Crimes

State v. J.W.

November, 2022
Charges: 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct; 4th Degree Criminal Sexual Contact - Felonies

Stay of imposition on the 4th degree sexual contact charge. The client was charged for statutory rape and had no defenses as DNA evidence was conclusive of the crime. Undeterred, the North Star team worked with the client to take meaningful proactive steps - even addressing minor setbacks that occurred along the way - that led to the needed leverage to negotiate this favorable outcome. More, at sentencing, Mr. Gempeler successfully argued for no jail time to be imposed, avoided random testing, and even avoided a no contact provision with the client's significant other's child - a must for him and his girlfriend. All in all, the outcome and sentencing could not have been better for the client. He is now on track to continue advancing in his life, without having this matter be an absolute holdup to his future.

Types of Charge(s): Felonies, Sex Crimes

State v. S.M.

April, 2022
Charges: Indecent Exposure - Misdemeanor

Stay of adjudication. Client merely needs to stay good for one year and pay minimal prosecution costs to earn a complete dismissal of this serious charge. He was accused of masturbating in a parking lot. A witness saw him and identified him as the suspect. Needless to say, there was not a lot to work with for a possible defense. Even when faced with daunting facts and accusations, we were able to negotiate an outcome that not only leads to a dismissal once he successfully completes probation, but it also leads to a presumption to get this record expunged a year later. This was a priority to the client and one that we knew how to achieve with a thoughtful approach to negotiations. Another fantastic result.

Types of Charge(s): Misdemeanor, Sex Crimes

State v. W.L.

April, 2022
Charges: Indecent Exposure - Misdemeanor

Continuance for dismissal. Client was alleged to have exposed his privates while driving in a neighborhood. Despite the allegations, the North Star team developed a strong legal strategy around possible identity and then leveraged it, along with the client's good overall record, to negotiate this incredible result. As a result of our effort, the client will avoid any conviction, plea, or even acknowledgement of wrongdoing. He is thrilled with the outcome and avoiding a record that would have a long-lasting impact on his future.

Types of Charge(s): Misdemeanor, Sex Crimes

State v. J.F.

March, 2022
Charges: Indecent exposure - two separate cases, both misdemeanors

Stay of adjudication to one case and the other dismissed. There was no defense to the charges based on the allegations, video, and statement made by the client. Yet, the North Star team was able to work through a challenging prosecutor and judge to achieve this incredible result. Now, after successfully completing minimal terms of probation, BOTH cases will be dismissed and he will be able to expunge both cases in short order. Even the judge - who is notoriously difficult - commented how this was the BEST possible outcome our client could have obtained due to the skills and work of the North Star team.

Types of Charge(s): Misdemeanor, Sex Crimes

State v. S.T.

August, 2021
Charges: Indecent Exposure - Gross Misdemeanor (in presence of minors); two misdemeanor 5th degree assault charges; and a misdemeanor disorder conduct charge.

Stay of adjudication to the indecent exposure charge and a conviction to the disorderly conduct charge. With zero defenses available and rather awful facts, the North Star team still achieved this fantastic result, where the client avoid a criminal conviction record relating to either the sex crime charge or the assaults. A remorseful and proactive client followed our guidance and did what needed to be done to create the negotiating leverage to obtain this result. Another incredible result from a difficult set of circumstances, which is the norm for us!

State v. J.M.

April, 2021
Charges: Interference with Privacy - Gross Misdemeanor

Stay of Adjudication. Client was caught, on surveillance, using his cell phone to take upskirt videos of customers as they were in the store he was working at. The client immediately took proactive steps by seeing a mental health professional to address the underlying issues that led to his misconduct. At the same time, the North Star team researched a creative argument to raise to assist in plea negotiations. The combination led to this incredible result, where the client will not be convicted of any crime so long as he abides by minimal terms of probation. While his misconduct was abhorrent, his response and willingness to take strides to ensure this doesn't happen again earned this remarkable outcome.

Types of Charge(s): Gross Misdemeanor, Sex Crimes

State v. A.S.

November, 2020
Charges: Felony Sexual Assault - Advocacy for Victim

In this matter, the script is flipped... Mr. Adkins assisted the mother of a complainant, a minor, in navigating the horrors of sustaining a complaint of sexual violence against a truly twisted offender. Mr. Adkins coordinated communication with the State, protected the young lady from needless inquiries or a need to testify, ensured that her needs and desires were included in the Court's consideration of the charges, and kept her and her wonderful mom updated on every step of the process. We don't often get the chance to serve in this capacity, but if it concerns criminal courts, here or anywhere in the United States, North Star is your guardian.

Types of Charge(s): Sex Crimes

State v. K.S.

November, 2020
Charges: Indecent Exposure - Misdemeanor

Dismissed. The client was alleged to have engaged in lewd conduct in a public park. But the facts simply did not support the statutory framework of the charge. The North Star team utilized a smart and tactful approach. And the City Attorney, to her credit, made the right decision to dismiss this case due to insufficient evidence to support it. On top of that, the North Star team sought and achieved an expungement via prosecutor agreement to seal the record of this unjust charge, thereby ensuring that even the charge itself will not impact the client's future. We go that extra mile on behalf of our clients.

Types of Charge(s): Misdemeanor, Sex Crimes

State vs. 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