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St. Joseph Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys

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:

Our attorneys also expertly handle a variety of other criminal offenses including but not limited to homicide, disorderly persons, manslaughter, kidnapping, embezzlement, destruction of property, resisting and obstructing, neglect and abuse, aiding and abetting, attempts, assaults, and arson. 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 office, conveniently located across the street from the Berrien County Courthouse in Saint Joseph, Michigan.

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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“Support Animal” May Accompany Child Witness Testifying in Court

Fair trial protection is guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution, and the limits are tested by developments in society. In a case brought before the Michigan Court of Appeals, a defendant argued that he was not allowed to object to a witness’s use of a “support animal” during testimony and therefore he was not afforded proper procedure. The court considered these claims meritless, as the trial court’s authority extended to allowing an animal to accompany a witness…

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Self-defense Is Viable Defense in Concealed Weapons Case

Concealed weapons charges have serious consequences for defendants when convicted. However, according to a March 2016 ruling by the Michigan Supreme Court, individuals carrying concealed weapons who use the weapons in self-defense may use this defense to avoid conviction. The ruling applies to a wide range of objects, including knives normally used for work….

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