At Arechigo & Stokka, P.A., Our Experienced Felony Lawyers in St. Paul Are Here to Help You Overcome Your Charges.

Why Arechigo & Stokka?

Our felony lawyers in St. Paul are devoted to defending the rights of those accused of a crime. We are well-connected within the Minnesota criminal defense community. As a result, we have many resources available to help you with your case, including:

  • Private investigators,
  • Scientific and mental health experts,
  • Bail bondsmen,
  • Sentencing experts, and 
  • Other legal professionals.

Our attorneys are easily approachable and accessible to our clients. We will gladly speak with you over the phone about your case outside of typical office hours.

Unlike other criminal defense firms who may pass your file off to a paralegal or inexperienced attorney, our lawyers handle every aspect of your case. You will work closely with the lawyer on your case and not a paralegal. And because we are a smaller firm, we can offer lower fees while still delivering excellent results.

Additionally, our lawyers will continue fighting after you receive a verdict in your case, whether that means working to expunge your record or filing an appeal.

Furthermore, we have received numerous awards and recognitions for our outstanding criminal defense work in the St. Paul area. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.

Why Choose Our St. Paul Defense Lawyers?

  • ✓ Minnesota Lawyer has recognized John as an Attorney of the Year in 2015 and again in 2019
  • ✓ John Arechigo selected for the 2019 Circle of Excellence Award
  • ✓ John Arechigo has successfully convinced both the Minnesota Court of Appeals in 2015 (in State v. Turner) and the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2019 (in In the Matter of A.J.B.)

What to Look for in a Felony Lawyer in St. Paul

When considering a felony attorney in St. Paul, you should look for an attorney who has experience handling felonies in the St. Paul criminal justice system.

Experience Handling Felonies

Because criminal law is so complex, it is important to hire an attorney who handles the type of crime you face charges for. When confronted with felony charges, you should be sure to hire a lawyer who normally handles felonies.

Experience in the St. Paul Criminal Justice System

You also want to hire a lawyer with experience in the St. Paul criminal justice system. An experienced St. Paul felony lawyer will:

  • Know how the judges tend to run their courtrooms; 
  • Have relationships with prosecutors; and 
  • Know police officers and how they act when giving testimony.

Speak with our felony attorneys in St. Paul at Arechigo & Stokka, P.A., today to find out if we’re the right fit for you.

What Not to Do After Being Charged with a Felony in St. Paul

When facing felony charges, it is extremely important to be mindful of the things you say about your case and who you say them to. We recommend that you avoid doing the following.

Do Not Answer Questions While in Police Custody Without Your Attorney Present 

Under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, you have the right not to incriminate yourself when questioned by police officers. If you voluntarily answer questions from law enforcement without the presence of a lawyer, you may make statements that the prosecution can use against you in court.

Do Not Talk About Your Charges with Friends or Family

All conversations you have with your lawyer are inadmissible in court because of the attorney-client privilege. However, the attorney-client privilege does not cover statements you make to friends or family members regarding your case. Although statements you make to your spouse privately are not admissible in court under most circumstances, you should avoid discussing your case with friends or family until it has concluded.

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Practice Areas We Handle

Our experienced Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys handle numerous felony cases, including:

Client Testimonials

We strive to earn our clients’ trust and confidence in our ability to achieve results. We work with each client to understand their needs and expectations, and we work to build a relationship founded on respect.

We are proud that our former clients feel confident referring us to their friends and loved ones, knowing that we will provide each new client with the same level of quality legal representation.

“John is professional, extremely knowledgeable, and empathetic. He always answered any questions I had in a timely manner and I felt that he was truly invested in my case from start to finish. I would highly recommend him and his firm.” – T.S.

How Our Felony Lawyers in St. Paul Can Help You

If you face felony charges, our felony attorneys in St. Paul will provide a criminal defense that fits the needs of your case. We will take the time to understand your situation and your goals. If we can’t get your charges dropped or dismissed, we will work to expunge your criminal record.

Please don’t hesitate to call us at 651-419-5366 so we can answer any of your questions or schedule your free consultation.