"I was appointed Mr. Schnatmeier through help from legal aid, but the service I received from Mr. Schnatmeier was better than anything money could afford"
I’ve never been in any real legal trouble in my life, so when I ran into this problem I was extremely worried and nervous. I had also never been arrested or in jail. I spent a night in jail for admission even though my B.A.L. registered 0.0. I was worried about how jobs would react and if my future employment opportunities would be jeopardized.
Worry set in worse when I realized this was going to cost money that I just did not have and had no way of coming up with in time. After much contemplation and research, I was appointed a lawyer by legal aid, who turned out to be Mr. Schnatmeier. I was still very nervous because I thought my admission meant automatic guilt and not even the best lawyer could change that.
I was very wrong. When Mr. Schnatmeier took my case he informed me he knew what he was doing and he works just as hard whether the client has been appointed or is paying for his services. This eased my concern and he was absolutely honest in all of his statements. After that first meeting in court, he got the roadside video and all other necessary information for my case and began working.
Mr. Schnatmeier only needed a few months to find out the roadside investigation had compromised my amendment rights. Soon after, he was able to get me a plea deal that would mean no license suspension. On the actual day of my sentencing I expected to spend the day day in jail, but Mr. Schnatmeier surprised me after the hearing and told me I didn’t have to go back to jail at all, for which I was extremely grateful.
Not only was he punctual in court, but whenever I would call with a question he would respond the same day. Even when his assistant informed me he had other cases and may be running late the days I had court, he was there in time. He even called me from his direct line to answer questions for me.
I was appointed Mr. Schnatmeier through help from legal aid, but the service I received from Mr. Schnatmeier was better than anything money could afford. He informed me my license wouldn’t be suspended and it wasn’t. He also informed me of how to get my license back after the case was closed. I would recommend Mr. Schnatmeier to anyone who needs legal assistance ten times out of ten. He knows the legal system well and is very responsive. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney.