A bit over a year ago I was arrested for a DUI while visiting my parents in the Dallas area. I was envisioning having to return multiple times for court, and then dealing with two state's possible punishments if convicted, it looked like I was in for a nightmare. Luckily, a friend of mine recommended Mr. Giofreddi and I can't be happier they did. He took the time to meet with me just before Thanksgiving and assured me they would handle the multiple proceedings leading up to trial. Then, the icing on the cake, when I did have to come back a year later the case was dismissed! I know not everyone's circumstance will end up like mine but I credit the knowledge and foresight of John Giofreddi in enabling this outcome. After a year of anxiety about the expenses and possible outcomes awaiting me it's like I won the lottery! If you're looking for a lawyer to handle your DUI don't mess around, just hire this guy.
If it hasn’t been made clear from the other reviews, John knows his stuff and genuinely loves to fight these cases. He’ll fight to get the charges dropped or at least reduced and has success doing so.
I was stopped leaving a “high traffic bar area” in Denton back in May of 2013. I was acquitted 5 days ago and have now begun the expungement process.
I was stopped for allegedly running a stop sign across a very busy intersection. I knew, and the passengers with me knew that I didn’t run it. I submitted to a blood test and the results came back as 0.15+ (mandatory interlock installed as a condition of your bond). I was upset because I felt I had been wrongfully stopped, I couldn’t believe the blood results, and I was furious.
Upon my initial consultation with John, he advised me that “probation is for suckers” and that typically, if you go to trial you could be finished with everything earlier than the probation given. However, it wasn’t a one and done decision to go with John. I had looked around and probably talked to 4-6 other attorneys. The thing that really stuck with me with John is the subtle differences about his consultation, his website, and honestly these reviews. Not one other attorney I spoke with ever mentioned that you should document everything you remember from the arrest in as much detail as possible. That sounds so obvious it’s actually amazing that nobody else suggested that. That, and the consultation - the fact he stayed an hour and a half after business hours to talk to me and explain the process - that is what sold me on John. He legitimately cares about each case he takes on.
Once John and his team were able to get the discovery (police report, dash cam, etc.) we sat down and discussed strategy. Despite a glowing review from the arresting officer, the opinion I “looked very sober” (words of the prosecutor) in my field test, and my overall positive attitude and cooperation at the time of the arrest, John decided the best plan of attack was to fight the legality of the stop as to render the blood results inadmissible.
Fast forward 2 1/2 years and we finally get to go to trial (don’t get arrested in Denton - the courts reset 4 months at a time). If you ever have doubts about John, if you’re beginning to feel like a plea to end it would be a good idea, all I can say is to wait it out, remain patient, and let John do his thing. Watching John work was a thing of beauty. Walking through the courthouse with John, other attorneys will come by to say hello and tell you something along the lines of “you’ve got the best attorney in the state” etc. but actually seeing John in his element and witnessing what he does best, any doubt or insecurity was gone. From the jury selection process to the cross examinations during trial, it was beyond evident that John loves his job, is highly respected in his field, and in my case, he’s extremely good at his job.
There isn’t anyone I would have rather had by my side fighting to keep my record clean. I know the entire process is miserable. Having a constant reminder of the night each time (and subsequent times thereafter) you start your vehicle is demoralizing. Waiting two and a half years for closure on a DWI charge is exhausting, but having John and his team backing you up and fighting for you makes the entire process manageable. If you are going through this and are still trying to make your decision, pick John Gioffredi.
About 17 months ago, I was in your very same shoes, on the heels of being arrested for a second DWI offense and looking for answers. I had refused to give a breath sample, but the arresting officer was able to obtain a blood sample via warrant (due to it being my 2nd) showing more than double the legal limit.
Upon review of the evidence, things looked pretty gloomy. Given my self-employment status and anxiety to get rid of that damn interlock, I almost decided to accept a plea and move on with my life before Mr. Gioffredi reminded me "convictions are like diamonds, they last forever." After giving it some thought, I decided why not...it's just a little more time and money. I didn't ever want to think back on this and ask myself "what if?"
Fast forward about one year of resetting, waiting, and my patience paid off. Apparently the arresting officer had gotten in some sort of pickle elsewhere, harming his credibility and leading to the DA dropping the case.
No, this is not your typical story of the attorney pulling a rabbit out of his hat, but had it not been for Mr. Gioffredi's resolve and confidence, which have left a very positive impression on me, things may have turned out different.
“NOT GUILTY.” Those words echoed in my head as time stood still while I found peace in a lingering moment after 3 years of drawn out court dates for a DWI conviction. By my side was the best attorney I could ever hope for: John Gioffredi. Like all attorneys, he scared me with the appearance of disorganization and seeming selective listening habits but when judgement day arrive and we went to court John cut through the prosecutor’s and witnesses’ statements with stealthy ninja-like skills. I received an acquittal and (I know you won’t believe this but) immense respect for an attorney who is working diligently as I write this to get my arrest record expunged. I am so grateful that I left my previous attorney after he was going to sell me down the river; John fought hard for me every step of the way with a "never say die" attitude.
This whole experience was dark, lonely, and miserable and I would not wish it on anyone, but if you have to go through it I can think of no better man to have by your side than John Gioffredi. He never promised a "not guilty" but compared to the other attorneys I hired and fired he did everything he could, including fighting and winning an appeal, having improperly obtained evidence removed, and ultimately having the prosecuting attorney throw in the towel and phone in his case. Hire this man immediately.
I recommend John to anyone in trouble, because John does his job and figths for you all the way.. John saved me from going back to prison and got the judge to give me probation.. Excellent Guy.. Thanks John for everything!
My statement is simple, "best attorney around". I contacted Mr Gioffredi upon a recommendation from another satisfied client. One of my managers at our business had a severe past but had made great strides in reconstructing his life and is the life blood of one department of our business. Furthermore, the young man had gotten married, had a child, established credit and purchased an automobile. He and I were very proud of the accomplishments over the last 2 years. The young mans past caught up with him and he was scheduled to appear in court with. Court appointed attorney. The attorney believed it would probably be best to plea and accept a several year jail term. I called Mr. Gioffreddi and he believed even though the cards were stacked against him we could do better. On the day of the trial, the defense was so strong that the Judge even got emotional and the end result was probation. A more than fair punishment for the young man. We both thank God for John Giofreddi and I was privileged to see the justice system work and give this young family a chance to succeed. I believe with all my heart that John changed the course of this family today and generations forthcoming. Thank you hardly express our gratitude but THANK YOU.
John Gioffredi is an excellent lawyer. A one hour consultation with him is better than what my lawyer is able to offer in the course of a year. He is the best of the best! He cares about you and respects you the way he would respect a client even if you were only consulting him. He is professional, sharp, and responsive. What else can you ask for?
Posted by Brian
I hired John Gioffredi after being referred by a co-worker. I was facing my 2nd DWI charge and was very nervous about the situation I was facing. John's staff was very helpful and informative through the entire process. I was represented by counsel at the multiple court dates that did not actually require by attendance, allowing me to avoid taking time off from work. John worked out the best possible plea deal for my situation, and did his best to get all the conditions I was asking for met. I was very pleased with the representation I received and would recommend John to anyone needing legal services.
Posted by Brian
John was first recommended to me by a friend who's wife was a police officer. I was charged and with a DWI in Dallas and refused to blow during a no refusal weekend leaving a St. Patrick's Day Parade. After failing the field sobriety tests, looking awful on the video, my blood results came back in at nearly 3 times the legal limit. But I went with John's advice about at least taking it to trial and against all odds, my case got dismissed! It was amazing and would have never been able to do it without his help. Thank you so much for everything John!!!
Posted by Stacy
Straight forward. Straight shooter! No nonsense get it done! They handle the stress!
I appreciate Mr. giofreddi's hard work on my behalf!