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I called his office the day after I was citied for a DUI in February 2015. I used this website to find a really capable lawyer to take my case, because a convicted DUI would have me fired from my government job. Mr. Campanella managed to persuade the district attorney to throw out my case ENTIRELY on the grounds of insufficient evidence. I paid him only to cover court cost, however he went out of his way to ensure my career was not in jeopardy. He produced several letters regarding my case to my supervisors to secure my career status was not impacted in any negative way. I feel extremely thankful to Mr. Campanella. I can not thank him enough for sucessfuly guiding to safety because of my irresponsible mistake. He is someone you can trust not only for his extreme legal knowledge and experience, but for his great character as well. Thank you, John Campanella.
I had never been in any kind of trouble with the law. This was my first DUI and I had no idea what to expect. I had a high blood alcohol level and hit another car from behind - thankfully no one was seriously hurt but I definitely committed a serious crime and could have killed someone. From the beginning, John was very kind, compassionate and very honest about what could happen as a result of my DUI. I know that he looked at every single aspect for my best defense and was very good at persistently working with the judge and the DA in my best interest. I had no idea how hard the whole legal system could be with a first offense. When I questioned him about the possible effects a DUI could have on my job as a professional, he answered all of my questions to the best of his knowledge and then took time to research my situation for more information (calling colleagues and researching past cases and the laws). The judge was very hard on my and pretty much said she wanted to make an example of me because of my position. She sentenced me to 6 months in jail and 5 years probation. I ended up serving 30 days in jail and another 60 days with an ankle monitor. I was able to keep my job. When I was later hit by duplicate charges for restitution, John persistently presented my case to the DA until it was finally shown that all charges had already been paid by my insurance. This took 5 more appearances in court - John had all the patience. When I first met John, he honestly told me that dealing with this problem was going to be hard and that my case could go many different ways. He also told me that we would get through and it could be life changing in positive ways. He was right. I have survived all of this and I do believe I am a much better person as a result. I am very thankful that I had John to help me through.
I was charged with a DUI, with a .03 blood alcohol, based upon the "officer's observations". I spent almost a year, and $10,000, on an attorney who did nothing but ask the court for extensions--and continued to tell me that since the DA wants convictions, I would have to plead guilty to at least a wet reckless. Right before my final hearing, I switched to John Campanella. I was blown away by how smart and skilled he is. In addition, you can tell how much he loves what he does, by his enthusiasm. Within several weeks, he got the charges dismissed! He asked the DA questions that showed that if we went to trial, the DA would lose the case, because of how machines are not even calibrated for accuracy at .03. It turns out that my first attorney had been calling John because she did not know how to handle my case properly (and, it is true, that attorneys all over town call John for advice). I am a medical professional and so John's expertise protected my professional license, as well. Do not waste your time and money seeing anyone else in town. This guy is top notch!! I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Personally I would never write a review about anything in general but this time I had too. I have absolutely no regrets what so ever in hiring John, none. He pulled through with everything he said he would and I am extremely grateful and pleased with his performance and the outcome with my case. I would highly recommend John he is extremely knowledgeable and his experience as a lawyer is indescribable. He handled my case professionally and at the same he kept me informed every step of the way and explained the process of a DUI in a way that was easy to understand and would constantly keep in contact with me to let me know what was going on with my case. He is the best attorney you could hope for when dealing with DUI's. The whole time he was patient and persistent, and eventually got my charge negotiated down to a wet reckless. I didn’t have to do work service, have an ignition interlock requirement, or anything like that, I was very happy about that. He will take care of everything for you, and make the process completely stress-free makes it all worth it. All I can say is that he went to great lengths to help me in my time of need and he's worth every cent. Thank you.
Can't say enough about Mr campanella one of the best people to have ever met at the time of need he was there for me excellent lawyer and human being thank you sir.
John Campanella is the best friend you will ever have, should you be accused of a DUI. He knows the system inside and out, his knowledge is far and away a cut above other DUI attorneys. He isn't intimidated by Judges or Law Enforcement Officers. John is a master of challenging test results, which are often flawed in procedures and results.
Retain John, and he will fight like no other to protect your rights, and give you peace of mind.
I had Hired Mr. Campanella around mid sept of 2013 after getting a DUI. I was stuck in a sticky scenario. My case could of gone either or, but I knew I had to hire a attorney if I wanted to keep my license and Mr. Campanella did that for me as he has done this for 19 years I spoke with serval other attorneys, the ones that send junk in the mail for cheap lawyers get 500 dollars off!! trust me they Anit worth your time! Unless you want to be found guilty then go head. Mr. Campanella is respected in the court systems I've seen other attorneys ask him for advice . I've seen other attorneys hand there clients notes what to say in court an they would leave as they didn't have there back. John is the best as it gets. He won't beat around the bush he is upfront , honest, and trustworthy. My charges got drop to wet reckless with .12 with 12 hrs of DUI school and got my fines turned into 54 hrs of community service which is rare for a DUI . I would recommend john to my friends an family. Don't hesitate to ask John any questions he's the best! Thank you john for representing me! May the wind always be at your back an the sun shine upon your face
First, I would to thank John and his dedicated team for his service with my case. I had a lot on my plate. I just recently got hired on for the Sheriff's Department and was supposed to start in a month. I was Devastated and really worried. I knew I had to retain a Lawyer. I looked around and every Lawyer seemed pessimistic to my case. I came across John and he was firm, direct, and honest. I told him about my case and that I had a prior conviction 5 years ago. He looked into my case and I knew it was going to be a challenge.
John had my DUI reduced to a wet and reckless. I felt such a relief. Everything was reduced down. I was very happy and pleased with his service. If you need a Lawyer with over 15 years of experience, call JOHN!!
John is a straight shooter. He is fare and thanks to him, I will be able to live my life and one day go back into law enforcement or a similar career. I recommend John for any DUI case.
John and his assistant, Jo Ann, were very easy to reach either by phone or email. Even on weekends I would get a response promptly. I never felt my questions were inappropriate or simplistic--all were answered in a way I could understand. When I first met with John I was very upset and nervous. He put me at ease quickly. He was there when I had court dates or other required hearings. He had me come only to the ones he felt was necessary saving me time and stress.
Outstanding professional advice and service. My only complaint is charged to myself, I waited far to long to contact this consummate professional to help me through my ordeal. I felt my case was too simple to contact a lawyer, and I was completely wrong. If being charged with a DUI, regardless of how trivial you believe the charges are (my BAC was .06), contact this professional and he will keep you out of trouble. The laws have become so complicated that a relatively educated person has no chance of navigating all of the pitfalls that await you in the maze of the legal world. Do yourself a favor and call John Campanella the second you have an issue. He will take the stress out of the process and take the workload out of your incompetent hands. My blood pressure dropped 50 points from the second I had my first conversation with him. If you are not fluent in legal "speak", let a pro take care of your particular case. If you needed surgery you would not operate on yourself, you'd call a doctor. Same advice holds true here, have someone who knows the system take your case and then get on with your life while he deals with the problem at hand. All charges against me were dropped, and I did not spend one second in a court room. As I said, everything was taken care of and I was not overcharged for the service. I actually received a refund on my initial retainer fee, what attorney would ever do that? Only one with extremely high morals and one who has an emphasis on customer service. Thank you for everything!!