Why Hire
Gioffredi & Associates

  1. DWI Proven Track Record
  2. 22 years of DWI Experience
  3. Leader in DWI Defence
  4. It's not a job, It's my Passion
  5. Creativity in case defence
  6. Probation is not acceptable
  7. True Plea Bargaining
  8. Can not stand to loose
  9. We do more for less
  10. Take cases that other lawyers won't

Contact us

4131 N. Central Expwy.
Suite 680
Dallas, Texas 75204-2171

Telephone: 214-739-4515
Fax: 214.739.3234
Email: info@gioffredi.com

FAQ

Q. When do I need a lawyer?
A. When in doubt, always seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Most attorneys welcome the chance to discuss your situation free of charge. Make sure you begin by asking if there is a consultation fee. Many attorneys will discuss your case briefly over the phone to save you some time.

Q. How should I choose an attorney?
A. Most attorneys are competent enough to handle your situation, or honest enough to tell you when you should hire someone else. Don't be afraid to ask them about their experience with cases like yours. For more on this topic, click on "Know Your Rights" below, and go to "How to Hire a Lawyer"..

Q. Do I need a lawyer if I've been arrested?
A. Always contact a lawyer as soon as possible after an arrest. Memories begin to fade quite quickly after a while. Witnesses relocate and physical evidence can change,

Q. What if I'm guilty of the charge? Do I still need a lawyer?
A. Absolutely! Your lawyer is the only person with the knowledge and the motivation to get you through the legal system with the minimum amount of consequences. The prosecutor, the court clerks, and even the judge have their interests in mind, not yours. Quite often this means they will recommend what will save them the most time, not what will obtain the best result for you.

Q. At Gioffredi and Associates, how do you feel when you win a case for a client you know is guilty?
A. Damn good! That means we've done our job well and have a satisfied client. It's the prosecution's job to convict the guilty. Our job is to keep them from doing it.

Q. How many DWI not guilty jury verdicts have you won for your clients?
A. Over 80.

Q. How many outright DWI dismissals have you gotten for your clients?
A. Over a hundred.

Q. How many DWIs have you gotten dismissed by motions to suppress?
A. More than 60.

Q. How often have you turned down an obstruction plea bargain and went to trial?
A. 9 times. We won 7 of those trials. (Nobody’s perfect.)

Q. What are the best DWI jury punishments you’ve gotten for your clients?
A. $0 fine and 0 days in jail. On a handful of occasions. The law has been changed now, and now the state minimum is $0 fine and 72 hours in jail. I’ve gotten several of those sentences, too.

John Gioffredi himself has represented me twice to date in a trial setting where the outcome was a not guilty verdict.

The first was initially charged as assault on a public servant (cop) and resisting arrest back in 2003. The basic premise of this case was two cops, one from Dallas and another from Garland, who were both in the same car, what they referred to as a "ride along", tried to accuse me of attempting to break into my own car (wth?) When I started becoming a bit of a smart ass with the officers I ended up spending the night in a Garland jail with a fractured nose that was spewing blood and snot all over the place. Mind you, I was up against two cops with no video evidence of my innocence. They ended up dropping the assault on a public servant charge but proceeded to prosecute me with the resisting arrest charge. I called Gioffredi's office to see if he'd mind sitting down with me for a quick consultation. He agreed to meet me after he was through with court for the day. So I stopped by his office and we discussed the details of the case. He stated that resisting arrest is often little more than a bullshit charge, and that's exactly what it was. Fast forward 1.5 years. In the trial Gioffredi meticulously picked the testimony of both officers to pieces. You really have to see this guy work, it's pretty cool to follow his logic. The jury was convinced by his smooth and easy to digest explanation of the law and how it applied to the case. End result, Not Guilty! When the trial was over and I had my not guilty verdict in hand, Mr. Gioffredi even referred me to another attorney to handle the civil suit over the excessive force that the police officers used.

Throughout the years I've used Gioffredi's office numerous times for speeding violations and the like and have had great success. Once I even was given deferred adjudication probation for speeding in Rowlett, violated it by speeding in Rowlett again and was simply given more deferred adjudication probation. I'm telling you, this guy is insanely good at what he does.

Skip ahead to February 2009. I got pulled over for what the officers stated was a speeding violation. They said they smelled alcohol on my breath and asked me to get out of the vehicle. As naive as I could be I complied and began to take the field sobriety tests. If you've used Gioffredi for anything before, you'll know this is stupid because I blatantly disregarded the verbiage on the back of his card. Anyway, judging by the video I saw in court, I botched the walk the line test up pretty badly... in fact, instead of turning around I walked the line backward losing balance and using my arms to stabilize myself. From that test alone you'd have sworn I was hammered. I was arrested and transported to Lew Sterret where the officers attempted to get me to submit to more tests... at this point I started referring to the back of Gioffredi's card which I've had to use on numerous occasions for traffic violations. It basically says don't submit to the tests... no tests... no evidence, no evidence means not guilty. They just kept asking me to take more tests and more tests and reading from this checklist type sheet of paper as if they didn't hear or didn't care about me declining to take the tests. I became a bit of a smart ass again and spent the night in jail. I called Gioffredi's office up and arranged to go to trial. My license was suspended for 180 days for refusing to take the breath test or give blood but Gioffredi's office handled getting me an occupational license that would allow me to drive just about anywhere in Texas but only for 12 hours per day. I did get to split the 12 hours up however I wanted, but I had to do this in advance by creating a schedule of when I needed to drive. During the trial Gioffredi pulled out books and written sworn testimony from the cops and again began to pick their testimony to pieces. At one point in the trial, he actually had the Dallas cop of 20 years admit to performing the HGN (follow the pen with your eye) test improperly.