John T. Arechigo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in St Paul, MN

Arechigo & Stokka, P.A.
 | 332 Minnesota Street, Suite W1080
St Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-222-6603
Fax: 651-560-7018
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Attorney John Arechigo has a passion for criminal defense.  He devotes nearly 100% of his practice to defending individuals charged with a crime.   John is well-connected within the Minnesota criminal defense community.  He has a number of valuable resources readily available to his clients, including expert investigators, chemical and mental health experts, sentencing experts and other legal professionals.  

John is very accessible to his clients.  He strives to keep in close contact with his clients while working on their case.  He frequently passes along his cell phone number and does not hesitate to take a client’s call outside of typical office hours, including nights and weekends.

Mr. Arechigo was named Attorney of the Year in 2015 after he successfully challenged the unconsitutionality of Minnesota's former criminal defamation statute.  Additional successes include dismissed charges of felony animal cruelty, terroristic threats, ten counts of theft by swindle, criminal sexual conduct, domestic assault and DWI.

John is admitted to practice in Minnesota and North Dakota, and before the United States District Court for the Districts of Minnesota and North Dakota.  He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Ramsey County Bar Association, and the State Bar Association of North Dakota.  He also currently serves as the managing attorney for the Dakota County Criminal Defense Panel and is a former council member for the MSBA Criminal Law Section.  

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (100%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About John Arechigo

Admitted: 2006, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://arechigo-stokka.com/john-t-arechigo/

Honors/Awards:

  • Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State of Minnesota
  • MSBA Criminal Law Section, Council Member, 2011 - 2012
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota, 2016
  • State of North Dakota
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota (SBAND), 2007
  • Ramsey County Bar Association (RCBA)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), 2006
  • United States District Court, District of North Dakota, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Dakota County Criminal Defense Panel, Managing attorney, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Quoted in the Star Tribune following victory at the Court of Appeals
  • Quoted in City Pages discussing constitutionality of Minnesota’s Criminal Defamation Statute

Educational Background:

  • University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts, Majors: Political Science and Criminal Justice, 1998
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Office Location for John T. Arechigo

332 Minnesota Street
Suite W1080
St Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-222-6603

Fax: 651-560-7018

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Last Updated: 9/28/2019

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