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St. Joseph, MI Criminal Defense & General Practice Attorney

For over 45 years, the Peter J. Johnson Law Office, PLLC has been fighting prosecutors and helping clients across the greater Southwest Michigan area in criminal proceedings. We deliver honest, aggressive, and supremely competent defenses for a wide range of offenses including:

No matter the crime, we will listen to your side of the story and help you get the treatment you deserve.

The Peter J. Johnson Law Office is staffed by talented, experienced, and results-driven professionals who will fight for your rights and guarantee that you aren’t mistreated. A Michigan criminal attorney is your best shot at a fair trial ending in an outcome that’s best for you – not for the prosecution.

If you are thinking about hiring a criminal defense attorney, then Peter J. Johnson wants to hear from you. Contact us today at (269) 982-1100 or at for your free consultation at our St. Joseph, Michigan office conveniently located across the street from the Berrien County Courthouse.

The Peter J. Johnson Law Office also represents clients in all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody,and child support and with probate/estate administration matters. For more information about this segment of our practice, please visit

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Consideration of Mother’s Wishes Overlooked in Key Decision

The Michigan Court of Appeals has overturned a trial court’s decision to award paternal grandparents visitation with their grandchildren against the wishes of the children’s mother. According to the Court of Appeals, the original trial court did not show the appropriate level of deference to the mother’s wishes in establishing its decision.

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Moving Children Too Often Can Have Custody Consequences

There are very specific rules related to the custody of children following a divorce. While the initial custody arrangements are usually handled as part of divorce proceedings, certain events can and should trigger a revisiting of the custody arrangement. If you’re currently dealing with custody problems, speaking with a family law lawyer in Van Buren County is the first step in ensuring your rights as a parent are protected.

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