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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

Crisis Center Calls Not Privileged in Terrorism Prosecution

A new ruling out of the Michigan Court of Appeals has set a serious precedent for defendants facing charges related to terrorism. Here’s the basic breakdown: An individual called a mental health hotline and spent around 80 minutes on the phone with an emergency services specialist. During the call, the individual made specific threats of violence.

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Self-Represented Defendant Gets Conviction Tossed

In the United States court system, defendants are free to act as their own attorneys. This is almost universally a bad decision; unless the defendant is himself a lawyer, the chances of him providing adequate and effective legal representation are slim to none. Finding a criminal defense attorney in Berrien County is a much better option for those facing time in a courtroom.

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