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My wife contacted Mr. Bartels when I was arrested on an outstanding warrant due to a paperwork error that arose months after my release from a LA correctional facility. I knew that I had complied with all of the requirements of the law upon my release and that the warrant was a mistake, but none of the arresting officers would listen to me. Because I was not a LA resident, I faced extradition from my home state back to the parish where the warrant originated. Mr. Bartels started working on my case immediately after my wife's initial call around 9:30 AM. He reviewed the paperwork that my wife sent and contacted the appropriate authorities to alert them to the error. Throughout the course of the day, he spoke with my wife frequently about the actions that he was taking and the potential for a timely resolution (it was the Friday before Thanksgiving). You can imagine my wife's relief when I called her at 4:30 that afternoon and told her that the situation had been resolved and that I was being released. Mr. Bartels worked diligently to bring my case to the attention of the appropriate authorities in a timely manner and for this I am extremely grateful. He is hardworking, smart, effective, deliberate and he gets the job done. I personally believe that Mr. Bartels' 30 years of experiencing practicing law and his law enforcement knowledge were integral to the resolution of my situation and I overwhelmingly recommend him as a criminal defense attorney.