At Arechigo & Stokka, John and Josh have built a legal practice focused on serving clients first.

We strive to build personal relationships with each client, provide hands-on, personalized legal services, and focus on meeting each client’s individual needs.

We draw on our decades of courtroom experience, passion for criminal justice, and our love of the Minneapolis community to provide our clients with the results they deserve.

Our lawyers will personally handle your case from the initial consultation through trial, if necessary. We will answer your questions, represent your interests, and provide you personal and legal support every step of the way.

How a Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Will Help with Your Case

If you face criminal charges, you should speak with a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Court procedures move quickly, and you must meet certain deadlines to preserve your rights. We understand this legal process can feel overwhelming. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys have handled numerous criminal cases and understand the necessary steps. Our attorneys will handle your case and help alleviate your stress.

At Arechigo & Stokka, we believe that fast action can lead to better results for our clients.

We will handle every step of your case, including:

  • Extensively investigating your charges and the facts of your case;
  • Gathering necessary evidence and documents;
  • Speaking with law enforcement, medical professionals, and witnesses
  • Negotiating with the prosecution on your behalf; and
  • Fighting for your interests in court if your case proceeds to trial.

We know that this process can be stressful. We will answer your questions and defend your interests to help alleviate your stress.

Criminal charges can be life-changing, and fighting those charges presents many challenges and obstacles. We understand how difficult this process can be, and we are here to help. You should not face criminal charges on your own. Hiring a qualified Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer will help you protect your rights, freedom, and future. 

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.)

Our Results

Criminal convictions can affect many aspects of your life, including your ability to:

  • Get a job,
  • Get loans for school, and
  • Obtain housing.

When you are facing criminal charges, results matter.

Our team focuses on getting you the most favorable outcome so you can return to your normal life as quickly as possible.

John Arechigo and Josh Stokka have an established history of success fighting for their clients’ interests.

Some recent case results include:

  • Reversal of a conviction for “revenge porn” charges,
  • Reversal of a conviction for stalking and harassment charges,
  • Not Guilty jury verdict on charge of Threats of Violence,
  • Dismissal of 10 counts of felony theft,
  • Dismissal of felony drug charges,
  • Case dismissal for Domestic Assault, and
  • Case dismissal for Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct
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Practice Areas We Handle

Our experienced Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys handle numerous practice areas, including:

We use our extensive knowledge of Minnesota criminal law and meticulous case preparation to aggressively fight against your charges. We strive to have your case dismissed without the need to go to court. But John and Josh are prepared to defend you at trial if necessary. Even if we are unsuccessful at trial, our attorneys will continue the fight by appealing your case. 

If you have older convictions that are affecting you, you should not suffer punishment indefinitely. We have successfully sealed our clients’ criminal charges and past convictions through the expungement process.

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.

Contact a Qualified Criminal Defense Attorney Today

If you are facing criminal charges, contact a qualified Minneapolis criminal lawyer today. The attorneys at Arechigo & Stokka care deeply about our clients’ interests. We will fight aggressively to defend your rights. We will answer your questions, explain the legal process, and support you throughout. For a free consultation, contact our office at 651-362-4551 or fill out an online form today.