Posted by a client
I hired John as an out of state, complex Dui client. Facing my 4th, with much to lose, I began my fight by hiring the TOP in the state, believing him to be the best with the outstanding record he had, only to quickly learn I was bottom of the totem pole and my life or death case, truly meant nothing to him., So I moved on to hire supposedly the best in the state for appeals. knowing my case had many errors I was hoping she would be able to help BEFORE appeal stage. but again I was faced with learning, my case, and the courts timelines were not of importance,...but thru this all I was lucky enough to encounter John and though he was not my lawyer at the time, HE made a difference in my case. He fought my DMV adminastrative hearing and won. As time went on and the stress grew as well as my hefty lawyer bills, I started feeling like there was NO hope. I started to believe there was not a lawyer out there that truly cared for my best interest. but as the days went on and everything started coming to a close, my thoughts kept going to John. The guy who won my hearing, that many believed to be a "lost cause" or "Just a part of the procedure, where I could not win". I do not know f it was his knowledge, his positive attitude or his drive but I found myself thinking, I want HIM. It did not matter that he was not considered the TOP, or that he was a rookie compared to the others. What mattered is that HE made a difference. HE seemed to care, so I seeked him out. And though the case was well under way and he would now be my 3rd lawyer, he didn't seem to care. He took my case. And I must say, it was my smartest move yet. His quick, honest replies instantly gave me comfort. His smile and positive attitude brought back my hope and his genuinely caring nature gave me back the confidence I had when all this started. So to say I recommend him is an understatement! I would sway anyone who believes the most known, or most expensive is best, into believing that truly is not the case. Sometimes it truly is the underdog who prevails. And though I am not completely out of the woods, I do believe I have the best man hiking with me. Personally I think John is the best.
Posted by a client
My son was convicted of an OWI in Dane county while waiting form me to pick him up when is car ran out of gas. He blew a .09. With John's help he was charged with the the OWI and also with a suspended license! He received the full sentence and had to pay about $4000.00 between lawyer fees and court cost. He was 18 years old and this was his first offense which has scarred him for life. I now believe a better option would have been to take our chances without a lawyer. Yes, John was very understanding and treated him more like a friend than a client but failed to provide a reasonalbe doubt. My son blew a .09 and even the officer said he did not seem under the influence. John did argue the point that these test are not always accurate but failed to provide examples where these test have failed. It was just his word against the prosecuters. I am not a lawyer but in such a case I think it would have been the defenses responsibility to demonstrate reasonable doubt not just argue the point.
My coworker was telling me that her son (19), just got picked up for his 2nd DUI and a suspended license. Went to court and all he received was a fine and longer suspension on his license.
WI has harsh laws for teenagers, they will permanantly ruin a teenagers record, the first time they mess up. But, with others that have already established such a pattern in these type of incidents they seem to be more lenient. What has really happened to our justice system? It's going from bad to worse. On one hand the law in Madison, WI is very strict with teenagers and on the other hand 90% of Madison, WI' entertainment life are bars.
This was our first and hopefully last case. We were very worried about what it could do to our son's future. And now all hope is lost. Another teenagers record ruined. I guess councelling and therapy are for repeated offenders. So sad.
I am not saying John is a bad lawyer. He was very professional and always returned our calls in a timely manner. He even set up an appointment and worked with us on a saturday. He is very dedicated, honest and upfront. I do personally think he could have provided concrete example's where these blow test and equipment have failed.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
I was convicted of an OWI in Dane county after being pulled over for a suspended license and blew a .09. Wish John's help I was able to get not only the OWI dropped, but also my suspended license! All I was convicted of was; reckless driving. John was very understanding and treated me more like a friend than a client.
He was very professional and always returned my calls in a timely manner. This was my first one and I could not have been more worried about what it may do to my future. John put me at ease and took care of the matter.
He was also very honest from the beginning about my chances. Overall, I was 100% pleased with my conviction and would absolutely use John again if I was ever in a legal bind. I highly recommend him for any legal needs.
Posted by Ed
I hired John Holevoet because I had received a bogus traffic ticket. He very quickly settled the case to my satisfaction. I found him helpful, straightforward, and communicative. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of hiring an attorney.
Posted by Jon
John handled a OAR ticket for me after working with me on a OUI charge. Everything negative you've heard about the criminal "justice" system is true. It's all about the money. If you have enough you can get out of anything. Having John Holevoet sitting next to you will help you get closer to the minimum penalties. He's a solid guy with a good reputation among prosecutors and judges. Don't risk going alone or settling for a public defender. You owe it to yourself to have a pro like Attorney Holevoet representing your interests.
Posted by Jon
John helped me negotiate a first offence OUI. I was pretty stressed out about it and John was great about explaining everything and making the process as painless as possible. I never felt rushed when we worked together and he's really easy to talk to and work with. Put me at ease every time I met with him.
His knowledge of the law is excellent. He had a better grasp of the sentencing guidelines than the prosecutor or judge in the case. During sentencing the judge sent out an email mid-proceeding to confirm John's interpretation of the statutes on a point that was unclear to him. I probably would have unnecessarily had an ignition lock installed were it not for him.
John's staff is friendly and professional, responded to all correspondence promptly and let me know when important dates were coming up. The paralegal working with me on the case left for personal reasons as my case was midway through the court process (left for happy reasons, no drama) and the new one picked things up without missing a beat. Very impressed with how he runs his office.
If you're facing an OUI charge, John Holevoet is an excellent attorney to represent your interests.
Posted by Jennifer
Thanks to John Holevoet's diligence, knowledge, and expertise, the (almost) impossible was achieved when my OWI charge from 10yrs ago was reopened and the conviction was changed to "Disorderly Conduct with a Motor Vehicle." Because of this, I can finally get my license in Florida to drive after 8yrs! John was very respectful to me and answered all of my questions, so I always knew exactly what was going on. He was VERY prepared and competent in court. I would highly recommend Mr. Holevoet to anyone needing DUI/OWI counsel.
Posted by a Speeding Ticket client
Had speeding ticket reduced to a non compliant with road sign ticket. I paid the cost of the speeding ticket but did not receive points on my driving record. John did a outstanding job in keeping me advised on the progress of this legal matter.
Posted by Kathy
I have never been in this type of situation in my entire life. I have never had the need for a lawyer before. Luckily, my husband, did some research, and thought we should hire John. It was the best decision we ever made. We do trust him completely, he answers any questions we have, responds to them immediately,and always keeps us informed. My being very nervous & stressed by the whole situation, John has done a great job in making things easier for me to handle. I really appreciate that.
Posted by Sabrina
John was a great attorney. He kept me informed on everything that was going on with my case and sent me every piece of information that he used, like transcripts, videos, and research that he would use. He walked me through everything step by step from the very begining. The thing I like the most was that he spoke in a language that I understood, I have spoken to some attorneys in the past and had no idea what they said because they used terms that I didnt know. If I had any questions he was happy to answer them and called me back as soon as possible. I was a wreck as it was with this situation I was in but John took care of everything, he is very determined to help out his clients. I couldn't thank him enough for everything he has done for me. He was able to reduce my charge from an OWI to a reckless driving before it went to trial. I was very satisfied with the outcome. I will recommend John to anyone who is in search for an attorney. Thanks again John and to your fellow co-workers at Holevoet Law Office.