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Posted by DUI Client
I've never been in any real legal trouble in my life, so when I ran into this problem I was extremely worried and nervous. I had also never been arrested or in jail. I spent a night in jail for admission even though my B.A.L. registered 0.0. I was worried about how jobs would react and if my future employment opportunities would be jeopardized.
Worry set in worse when I realized this was going to cost money that I just did not have and had no way of coming up with in time. After much contemplation and research, I was appointed a lawyer by legal aid, who turned out to be Mr. Schnatmeier. I was still very nervous because I thought my admission meant automatic guilt and not even the best lawyer could change that.
I was very wrong. When Mr. Schnatmeier took my case he informed me he knew what he was doing and he works just as hard whether the client has been appointed or is paying for his services. This eased my concern and he was absolutely honest in all of his statements. After that first meeting in court, he got the roadside video and all other necessary information for my case and began working.
Mr. Schnatmeier only needed a few months to find out the roadside investigation had compromised my amendment rights. Soon after, he was able to get me a plea deal that would mean no license suspension. On the actual day of my sentencing I expected to spend the day day in jail, but Mr. Schnatmeier surprised me after the hearing and told me I didn't have to go back to jail at all, for which I was extremely grateful.
Not only was he punctual in court, but whenever I would call with a question he would respond the same day. Even when his assistant informed me he had other cases and may be running late the days I had court, he was there in time. He even called me from his direct line to answer questions for me.
I was appointed Mr. Schnatmeier through help from legal aid, but the service I received from Mr. Schnatmeier was better than anything money could afford. He informed me my license wouldn't be suspended and it wasn't. He also informed me of how to get my license back after the case was closed. I would recommend Mr. Schnatmeier to anyone who needs legal assistance ten times out of ten. He knows the legal system well and is very responsive. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney.
Posted by Jim
Mr. Schnatmeier provided outstanding criminal defense for a difficult DUI charge.
Despite the fact that I tested over twice the legal limit and was in possession of an open container, Mr. Schnatmeier comprehensively navigated the legal system over a period of 1.5 years and uncovered legitimate and ethical challenges to the state's case resulting in a reduced charge.
Individual circumstances and outcomes may vary, but thank God for Mr. Schnatmeier.
Posted by a client
Rob Schnatmeier was fantastic to work with. He actually did everything he said he would do during our first meeting. He stayed in communication with me throughout the process and I never worried that things were falling through the cracks. I would highly recommend hiring him to help you with your legal matters. Very knowledgable and very trustworthy!
Posted by a client
Rob was great in handling my case! He was honest and straightforward. Rob based his compensation according to the amount of work he anticipated. He could have easily taken advantage of my vulnerable situation and charged me an arm and a leg, but he didn't! He was extremely confident and delivered the best result possible. I would definitely recommend him to family or friends.
Posted by David
Robert represented me very well in court and I could not be happier. Robert is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. I highly recommend Robert.
Posted by Eric M
Mr. Schnatmeier pretty much gave me a new life. My case was very touchy and probably didn't have much of a success rate. I had been dealing with it since I was an 18 yr old in high school. Without going into too much detail I was forced to be on a registry for the rest of my life. I came to Rob for help in 2009 and he informed me this was new ground for him, but he would do his best and make sure I got the best legal help I could get. My first case was failure to register, a 10 yr sentence, that the court dismissed due to what I would call a great legal defense. Going into the courtroom with facts and knowledge of other cases helped me beat my case. Next was to get off the registry, because I didn't deserve to be on it in the first place. It seemed like it took forever. I was losing hope and faith. But after years of frustration from the legal systems and courts, we finally prevailed. I can't begin to image all the work that went into my certain case but it paid off. I told myself no amount of money or time would ever stop me from chasing this dream to be a free man with a new life, and thanks to Mr. Schnatmeier and his paralegal, I now have that new life.
Posted by Kim
Rob was great from day one. He looked out for my best outcome on every level. His paralegal Elaine was also extremely helpful. Both kept me going in so many ways for roughly 6 yrs. Rob was highly ethical on every action with my case. I would highly recommend Rob and Elaine. They are two people who really care. I can't say enough good things about these two people!
Posted by a DUI client
Mr. Schnatmeier had my DUI reduced to reckless driving in record time – 6 weeks!!! When meeting with him, he listened, understood what was important to me, provided me with realistic expectations, and went straight to work. I cannot praise or thank him enough for the excellent job he did.
Posted by Brandon
I would recommend Robert to any client needing legal representation regarding D.U.I. Robert was always available to talk one on one regarding my situation. With Robert's hard work and attention to detail, I was able to get my charge reduced from D.U.I. to a lesser charge!! How? Robert was proactive instead of reactive to court orders. By the time I stood before the judge, all court orders were completed. This was very helpful when dealing with the judge and decreases time on probation, etc. Robert is very knowledgeable and responsible. I appreciate all he was able to accomplish with my case and know he will do the same for all future clients.
Posted by Jim
I have engaged Rob on two personal cases over the past three years and have found him to be extremely effective in getting favorable outcomes. As a business owner, I have dealt with many lawyers over the years as both a plaintiff and defendant, and have seen first-hand the wide (and somewhat disturbing) range of aptitude in the legal profession. I have absolutely no doubts that Rob Schnatmeier is among the best at what he does and I would not hesitate to recommend him to others based on my experience.
He exhibits the following characteristics that I believe are critical to effecting good legal outcomes:
1. Deep knowledge of the legal system. This includes knowledge of the local courts and the nuances of working within them.
2. The intelligence and ability to thoroughly analyze a case from every angle (and both sides of the legal table). I know Rob leveraged his past experience as a prosecutor in thinking through the best defense of my cases.
3. Respected by the legal community – both peers and judges. It’s my opinion that the legal system, and the eventual outcomes, are driven by the reasoning, negotiation, and interactions of individuals within the system as much as it is by the facts of the case. Rob’s reputation and respect within the legal community is a valuable asset. While it doesn't change the facts, it helps in getting a fair environment in which to present the facts.
4. I felt that he put my interest first – above and beyond the “business” of being a lawyer. In this same vein, Rob has assisted me with other inquiries and made very good referrals to legal experts outside his area of expertise (or jurisdiction) with no hesitation and with no personal gain. I believe this is further evidence of his focus on the long term well being of his clients.
I have found personal legal issues to be much more stressful to me and my family, and potentially more embarrassing, than business related legal issues. Robs compassion and discreteness, in addition to his aptitude and tenacity, have greatly reduced this stress for me in the few unfortunate cases where I have needed legal help.
When it comes to protecting myself, my family, and our assets legally, Mr Schnatmeier will continue to be a trusted resource for me and my family. I recommend him with absolutely no hesitation.