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John Thomas Arechigo

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Paul, MN

5.0   47 reviews
  • State Years
    North Dakota - ND 16 years
    Minnesota - MN 17 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State ND
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Private attorney in downtown St. Paul, MN devoting 100% of practice to criminal defense related matters, including DWI/DUI, drug offenses, theft, assaults, sex crimes, and murder.

    18 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%

I am a criminal defense lawyer in St. Paul, Minnesota.  I represent people throughout Minnesota and North Dakota.  I have successfully obtained Not Guilty verdicts at trial andpre-trial dismissals for clients facing a variety of accusations, including charges of DWI, Domestic Assault, Criminal Defamation, Theft by Swindle, Threats of Violence (Terroristic Threats), Criminal Sexual Conduct, and drugs charges.   I have also successfully challenged laws at the Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court which resulted in reversals of convictions.  My office is located in downtown St. Paul.  I'm happy to offer you a free consultation.

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Location

Criminal Defense Attorney & Worker's Compensation Law Offices of Arechigo & Stokka
332 Minnesota St., Ste W1080
Saint Paul, MN, 55101
Criminal Defense Attorney & Worker's Compensation Law Offices of Arechigo & Stokka
509 Oak Ridge Way E
Suite #2
West Fargo, ND, 58078
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by James | April 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not cheap but that's not what you want in your corner
I had a little issue in life, that the law blown way out of proportion. I was arrested and they tired to charge me with Assault with a deadly weapon. My wife got a hold of John while I was in jail. Before even the bail hearing John had managed to get these charges changed, before I even spoke to him. After that the waiting game started. Bail he got me home and at little no cost. Then got my bail condition sorted shortly after to what help me and my full family. Come time for the first trial he helped me not to take some crap deal settling for a felony I didn't do so he continued to fight for me. The end result John got me out of so much trouble. And now I can move on with my life! You can count on him to explain the full process in detail. take all your calls night and day. And the fact I will never think twice to call him again. I mean I hope I never need to again. but you get what I'm saying!
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Posted by san | March 8, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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Posted by Bekah | April 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Hard Working Lawyer !!
During my case , I didn’t know what was gonna happen. I was worried , my attorney had told me some ways we can go about this case. The ways he had mentioned , he worked very , very hard to accommodate too. Only one thing we did not get approved but it was due to something on my personal record, nothing he could’ve changed. Everything else he mentioned, he followed through with and I am now on my way with life with minimal consequences rather than harsh. I appreciate everything John did for and during my case! I am so happy with my choice of lawyer and would not of wanted it any other way. When looking for an attorney, I recommend John one hundred percent! Very friendly , Understanding , and helpful !
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
John is a great lawyer, the BEST Criminal Defense Lawyer in the Twin Cities, even Minnesota. He got my case dropped from a Felony charge to a Gross Misdemeanor with out even having to go to trial. He was only a phone call away when I ever had questions, and he always gave me a clear and honest answer; never leading me in the wrong direction. With never having a mark on my record, John fought for the correct outcome of our case from the day I contacted him, to give me the best results he could. John has been there for us in the final details even after the case was finished to make sure we had everything we needed to put this incident behind us. Thank you John for everything you did for our family, and fighting for the best outcome in our situation.
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Posted by Michael | March 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended attorney
John has answered any questions along the way thorough, along with explaining outcomes and letting me know the plan from the beginning. Very polite, worth having on your side.
Posted by Jason | March 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal attorney!
John was absolutely great to work with! He is very knowledgeable and attentive. His patience and professionalism was very impressive! I highly recommend hiring him! Thanks John!
Posted by David | February 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best attorney
If I would refer an attorney John is the best. This was my first charge and I am happy I made the correct choice. John handled my case in a very professional way and worked so hard to get a favourable outcome in the case. He communicated regularly with me and notified me of the progress. If you are looking for Super attorney try John Arechigo and you will be happy..
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI
John was great to work with. He was very attentive and returned all calls and text messages in a very timely manner. He was able to get me a very reasonable offer that I accepted on my DWI charge. Highly recommend!
Response from John Arechigo January 31, 2020
Happy to help, and thanks for choosing me to handle your case. Glad you are happy with the outcome.
Posted by Tyler | January 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Invest in your defense!
John helped me through a tough time, and represented me with confidence and grace. He was able to successfully obtain an agreement for me, and was a great defense in my case. Invest in your defense and hire John Arechigo for your legal needs!!
Response from John Arechigo January 31, 2020
Appreciate it, Tyler. Glad you were happy with the outcome.
Posted by Raelynn | January 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Responsive and Very Concise
John helped me expunge and old case that needed to Erased from my criminal record. John was always available by phone , email, and even text to answers any questions and always got back to me with the requested information by in a timely manner. I am very appreciative of John now I can move on with my life.
Posted by Michael Casillas | December 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If u had a vote he would be thee top lawyer of saint paul
In 2017 I was charged. John told me not to worry about and I've been in trouble in my past but I trusted and believed in him. I'm 43 and let me tell you he is top-notch hands down. I was facing 23 months, he not only got me an appeal bond, but got the whole case a reversal on dec 23, 2019. We made head lines. Google it, Yahoo it, bing it or if you're old school then AOL it. Seriously he works for his clients, my mother is sick, and now with this conviction reversed I can go and tend to her. I would not only recommend him to my fam, but also to my mother if case need be it. Thank you John. You are thee best.
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Response from John Arechigo January 24, 2020
Appreciate it, Mike. Thanks for agreeing to our defense strategy.
Posted by Mike | December 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Counsel
Mr. Arechigo was a wonderful hire to be an advocate for me. I was in a situation, he was responsive kept me updated every step of the way. I was referred to him by a fellow attorney and proved he is good at what he does. Excellent results when mitigation is needed. Top notch.
Posted by Steven | December 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Work performed
John is an amazing lawyer I can to him after being arrested and charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance in the 5th degree with looking at up to 10 years and $20,000 in fines. John was able to get one of the charges dismissed and the other a 5 year stay of adjudication with treatment and a $300 fine. He was very supportive during the process responded to my messages promptly and overall very easy and pleasant to work with. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing an attorney.
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Response from John Arechigo December 19, 2019
Thanks, Steven. It was nice working with you. Glad you're happy with the great outcome. Take care.
Posted by Dan | December 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
John helped me navigate a very stressful situation. He was always responsive, and explained all my options clearly. Ultimately, he was able to bring my case to a favorable resolution.
Posted by Faysal | November 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever!
This man is honest and hard working! I am so happy to have hired him. He will make sure he fights for you and that your happy. You will not be disappointed with his work. Thank you so much for helping me fight my case and win!!!
Response from John Arechigo November 5, 2019
Thanks, Faysal. I'm very happy with our outcome. Thanks for hanging in there.
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Lawyer
I was so happy that we chose John to be our attorney! He was with us every step of the way helping us get the best outcome possible. I was very pleased with how responsive John was to our needs, even responding to my emails and texts during odd hours of the day. He answered all of our questions thoroughly. John is very professional, and very knowledgeable. We respect and recommend him greatly!
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific Lawyer DUI lawyer
John Arechigo knows his stuff. He kept me updated with anything that had to do with my case. Whether he contacted me by email, phone, or text message. He knows laws and won't let you make desicions without thoroughly explaining it to you. I would recommend his services to anyone or any of my friends. I personally like to thank him so much. Eddie
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Posted by Jennifer | September 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
John was honest with my case and promptly responded to all of my questions. I ended up getting my case expunged and couldn’t be happier and would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Ann | August 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired!!
The best!!! John has the knowledge and experience that you want on your side. When I called him at 6 am on a Saturday morning, he answered his phone and gave me the assurance I needed to not over stress. I was a nervous wreck but he has the expertise that guided me out of the fears and he delivers. His experience shines in the court room. He is accommodating and reliable and drove 3 hours away to represent in the case. He was able to lessen the DWI charges with full agreement with the judge. I appreciate his due diligence especially his communication; he responded to every question, phone call, text and email I had. I had so many questions and scenarios and he always confidently provided the correct information. You are never left in the dark wondering. He's a great guy and family man! Thank you John!!!!
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Response from John Arechigo August 27, 2019
Thank you for the very kind words. I'm glad we were able to secure a good outcome. It was very nice meeting you guys.
Posted by Stephen | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks John
John Arechigo was able to explain the civil and criminal nature of a DWI / DUI to me in a way that was intelligible and made the painful process for me understandable. I was able to accept a plea agreement and avoid trial. is most likely the best criminal defense lawyer that Minnesota has to offer. I absolutely fully endorse his legal counsel. I was impressed by his professionalism and how he handled my case. Thank you for everything!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Arechigo & Stokka, P.A.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Duggins Law Firm, LLC
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • The Duggins Law Firm, LLC
  • 2004 - 2006

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Stalking & Harassment
  • Conviction reversed by the Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Threats of Violence (Terroristic Threats)
  • Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Criminal Defamation
  • Statute Declared Unconstitutional
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Associations

  • Dakota County Criminal Defense Panel
  • Managing Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Minnesota Lawyer
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (7)
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Unknown Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Arechigo is a zealous advocate who's integrity is never is question."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Arechigo does an excellent job for his clients. I highly recommend him for tough cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney John Arechigo is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He has a good understanding of the law and has the ability to make difficult cases look easy because of his exceptional understanding and interpretation of the law. I had the privilege of working with him on a case and he was very knowledgeable and professional. His brilliant representation yielded the client a favorable outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Arechigo is a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer. I have witnessed his professionalism in, and out of, the courtroom. I fully endorse his legal counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John and I have worked as opposing counsel in the past and I have observed his work in court many times. John is a highly skilled trial lawyer and I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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