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Minnesota Expungement Attorneys

Minnesota Expungement Attorneys
North Star Criminal Defense is a full-service law firm, specializing in criminal defense and Minnesota expungement law. We pride ourselves on not only getting favorable results for our clients, but also on the fact that former clients routinely refer us to friends and family that need our services. Our clients get the respect and attention they deserve. Our success rests on these three guiding principles:

Not Always Minnesota Nice

North Star Criminal Defense will be aggressive when needed. The key to being a great defense attorney is knowing when and how to be aggressive. A balanced approach that is both reasoned and calculated when being aggressive leads to more meaningful negotiations with prosecutors and better results for the client. By not always being Minnesota nice, our expungement attorneys will be aggressive when warranted and achieves positive results for the client.

Personalized Legal Strategy

A client is a person, not another file. North Star Criminal Defense takes a hands-on approach with every client to fully understand their entire case so that a truly personalized legal strategy is developed. We understand that the collateral consequences are just as real, and sometimes more penal, than the criminal consequences. By taking the time to learn these facts, North Star Criminal Defense develops and implements a personalized legal strategy that will serve you best.

Unmatched Client Care

North Star Criminal Defense prides itself on its client service. We know that your criminal charges are likely interrupting many aspects of your life. That is why we focus on giving you the respect and attention you deserve. This means that your calls and emails are answered as promptly as possible. Your questions and concerns will be addressed. And you will be informed throughout the entire process. We work tirelessly to earn your trust and to keep it.

Proudly Serving Clients In:

  • Minneapolis
  • St. Paul
  • Hennepin County
  • Ramsey County
  • Washington County
  • Dakota County
  • Rochester
  • Duluth
  • Anoka County
  • Carver County
  • Scott County
  • Sherburne County
  • Isanti County
  • Chisago County
  • Wright County
  • Stearns County
  • Blue Earth County
  • Greater Minnesota




Mr. Adkins has become rather ‘the man to see’ for folks facing criminal charges of all levels, based upon his record of success since moving his practice to Minnesota in 1996. This valuable experience in the criminal defense field has now extended itself into expungement law. With this combined background, Mr. Adkins will give you results other attorneys do not get.

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Mr. Gempeler is a former prosecutor that entered the private field to specialize in expungement law. With hard work, focus, and experience he has become one of the premier experts in Minnesota Expungement law. Mr. Gempeler believes that one mistake or single event should not define a person and through diligent preparation, skilled negotiating, and aggressive representation he will give you the second chance you deserve.

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