I was referred to Eric Arnquist by a friend of mine, who was a former client. He said, "Whatever he charges, it'll be worth it." My issue stemmed from a license suspension in which I was under the impression that I'd satisfied all terms of having it renewed, only I had missed the Secretary of State's reinstatement fee and was arrested and charged for driving on a suspended. Previously in this matter, I was represented by a different attorney and they informed me that in spite of the fact that I had handled all other terms of the suspension and then had promptly paid the reinstatement fee upon learning of it, the best I could expect from a plea was in the neighborhood of 18-24 months' probation, 240 hours' community service, a sizable fine and a re-suspension of my license. Upon hearing this, I decided to look into Tess, Crull & Arnquist for representation.
At this point, I'd been to 4 different court dates and the needle hadn't moved at all toward a positive outcome. 2 dates later, and Mr. Arnquist had resolved with the state to allow for a total dismissal. If someone had asked me if there was even a non-zero chance of this happening, I'd have said no.
That outcome almost sounds magical. And on TV, you hear things about "lawyer tricks" and "working your magic," but the truth is that, in criminal law, there really aren't any tricks to play most of the time and the "magic" worked was that Mr. Arnquist dedicated his time to: collecting accurate information on what had transpired, listening intently for details and putting in the leg-work which so many others would have foregone.
The impact of a great attorney cannot be overstated.