Traffic Violations Case Results

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

State v. P.T.

June, 2022
Charges: Speeding Ticket - Petty Misdemeanor (31 mph over the posted limit)

Stay of adjudication. This was an absolutely critical outcome for the client. Any moving violation conviction on his record could lead to employment termination due to him being on the road regularly for work. And with the alleged speed being so much above the posted limit, this seemed like a daunting task and posed to be one initially. But, the North Star team kept after it and continued negotiating with the State to get this needed result after much deliberation.

Types of Charge(s): Traffic Violations Case Results

State v. T.M.

June, 2022
Charges: Speeding 100+ mph, and Careless Driving - misdemeanor

Withdrawn guilty plea for when the client paid the ticket immediately following the incident and then an agreement to resolve the case as a speeding ticket with a stipulated speed of 99 in a 60. The careless driving charge was dismissed, too. The client made the mistake of paying her citation right away, not realizing the six-month revocation period that results from doing so on a speeding in excess of 100 mph ticket. Upon getting her revocation notice, she immediately retained us to help us unwind her mistake. Leading up to the hearing, the North Star team caught a prosecutor that was unsympathetic to our efforts. Thankfully, at the Motion to Withdraw a Guilty Plea hearing, we had provided more information about how this was impacting our client and some health issues she had experienced at the time. Our diligent efforts - and unwillingness to take no for an answer - led to this incredible result. Now, the client will have her driving privileges restored, a must for a young woman with a burgeoning business.

Types of Charge(s): Traffic Violations Case Results

State v. N.P.

May, 2022
Charges: Four separate speeding tickets - all petty misdemeanors.

One conviction for speeding; another conviction for speeding, but one that will not end up on the client's driving record; one stay of adjudication; and one continuance for dismissal. The client clearly had a lead foot and picked up these four separate speeding tickets out of four separate jurisdictions in a close window of time. A conviction to all four would result in a loss of license. The North Star team set out to figure out a global resolution that would not lead to the license loss and minimize the record created. And through this effort, the client walks away with only ONE conviction on his traffic record. A remarkable outcome, to say the least.

Types of Charge(s): Traffic Violations Case Results

State v. B.E.

May, 2022
Charges: Failing to drive with due care - misdemeanor

Stay of adjudication. The client was alleged to have caused an accident when she was looking down at her phone. Even with restitution needed for the victim, the North Star team was able to negotiate an outcome that avoids a long-lasting criminal conviction for an accident. The client is thrilled that she will not be followed by such a conviction.

Types of Charge(s): Traffic Violations Case Results

State v. S.F.

May, 2022
Charges: School Bus Stop Arm Violation - Misdemeanor

Stay of adjudication, meaning the client will not have any conviction on his record. In a case in which there was no viable defense to the charge, the North Star team leaned on his great relationship with a local prosecutor and a smart approach about how to achieve this needed and just outcome. Now the client will not create a criminal record as a result of this traffic matter.

Types of Charge(s): Traffic Violations Case Results

State v. S.F.

April, 2022
Charges: School Bus Stop Arm Violation - Misdemeanor

Stay of adjudication. The State had clear evidence of the alleged violation and it should have been charged as a gross misdemeanor due to the presence of children outside the bus. Undeterred, the North Star team negotiated this fantastic result to ensure the client does not create a criminal record from this traffic offense. Knowing the nuances of the law, having great relationships with the prosecutor, and having a knack for crafting creative negotiation tactics pays off once again for a deserving client.

Types of Charge(s): Traffic Violations Case Results

State v. K.C.

February, 2022
Charges: Speeding in Excess of 100+ mph

Plea to an amended count of speeding at 16 over the speed limit. This outcome ensures the client will not lose his license for six months, which would have happened with a conviction to the 100+ mph charge. What makes the outcome most noteworthy is that the client was on probation for a speeding that he picked up a year prior to this incident. So, despite a recent speeding ticket and being on probation with a deal that would result in a dismissal of that case if he were convicted of a new traffic matter, the North Star team not only avoided a 100+ speed AND prolonged the matter so that this new one did not impact his prior case and it was dismissed. Knowing how to negotiate the right outcomes and how to work the system to our clients advantage is necessary and why we routinely get such great results for our client.

Types of Charge(s): Traffic Violations Case Results

State v. J.R.

January, 2022
Charges: School Bus Stop Arm Violation - Misdemeanor

Stay of adjudication. Client had no defense. Evidence was rather clear that he passed a school bus in violation of the stop arm laws. Yet, the North Star team knew how to approach the prosecutor to negotiate a plea deal that avoids creating a criminal conviction for a traffic violation and ensures he is not in danger of losing his license. This is exactly the outcome the client was hoping for when retaining the North Star team.

Types of Charge(s): Traffic Violations Case Results

State v. J.R.

November, 2021
Charges: Reckless Driving - Street Racing; Failing to Drive with Due Care; Speeding - Misdemeanors

Stay of adjudication. The client was caught essentially racing another vehicle, going excessive speeds in a fairly high traveled road. Prosecutors are typically aggressive in pursuing convictions against these serious allegations and misconduct. Undeterred, the North Star team pushed in negotiations, highlighted the client's good driving record and willingness to take proactive steps, and secured this incredible result - one in which the client will not have a conviction on his record.

State v. C.B.

July, 2021
Charges: Driving After Cancellation, Inimical to Public Safety - Gross Misdemeanor

Case dismissed. The client was stopped by an officer who simply recognized him and believed him to be without a license. Unfortunately, the cop guessed right and confirmed the cancelled license before pulling him over. Armed with no defense and the client being on felony probation, the client set out to take immediate proactive steps to get valid and have the ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle. Recognizing the importance of now being valid and because he already served time after his arrest, the prosecutor was willing to outright dismiss the matter at North Star's request. Another incredible result by the North Star team.