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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

From Our Blog

New Laws Provide Opportunities for Criminal Record Expungement

New legislation passed by Michigan lawmakers has expanded the number of opportunities for those searching for the expungement of their criminal records. House Bill 4186 is headed to the governor’s desk after being passed near the end of the 2013-2014 legislative session, assuming it makes it back through the House one last time.

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Anniversary of Birth Critical for Juvenile Sentencing

One of the most important aspects of any criminal proceeding involving a minor is determining his official age in the eyes of the court. Whether the accused is a juvenile or adult has immeasurable consequences in terms of both sentence applied and the long-term ramifications of that sentence. Thus, one of the many responsibilities of a Berrien County criminal attorney is establishing clear documentation confirming the true age of the defendant.

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