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Criminal Lawyer Walnut Creek

Defending the Accused in the Bay Area

Arrests and criminal charges are very serious matters. If you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime, you must act quickly. For anyone caught in the wheels of the justice system, going to jail or prison is a real possibility, and this can be a frightening situation. That’s why you need an experienced lawyer who will aggressively protect your rights and challenge the District Attorney, the evidence, and the court. You need a lawyer who will stand up for you.

At The Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson, our Walnut Creek criminal defense attorneys will provide the legal representation you need.

To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at (925) 900-5330 or contact us online.

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What to Do If You've Been Arrested

Many people who have been arrested are unfamiliar with the criminal justice process, as it may be their first brush with the law. Knowing what to do during and after an arrest can substantially impact the progress of your case.

  • Do not talk with anyone from law enforcement or the District Attorney until you’ve spoken with an attorney. It is your Constitutional right not to speak to law enforcement. Remember, they are trying to build a case against you.

  • Never agree or volunteer to any request or demand from law enforcement to a search, or allow them to take anything from you without a warrant.

  • Never sign anything law enforcement or the District Attorney gives you without first talking to your lawyer.

  • Never plead guilty without first speaking to an attorney, no matter how hopeless your situation may seem!

  • Never represent yourself. The District Attorneys are very experienced prosecutors who know the law better than you do and will use that advantage against you in court.

  • Never make an appearance in court or attend a hearing without first talking to an attorney who is experienced in criminal law.

  • Meet with your attorney and tell them everything about yourself and the circumstances leading up to and after your arrest. Everything you discuss with your attorney is confidential and cannot be used against you in court.

  • Do not discuss your case with your family, friends, or especially any person in jail. With very few exceptions, everything you say to others can, and probably will, be used against you in court.

Meet the Johnson & Johnson Team

We Work Tirelessly in Pursuit of Your Best Interests
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  • Carin L. Johnson, Esq. Photo
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    Peter Johnson, Esq.


    Peter has 25 years of trial experience, has negotiated thousands of cases and has defended clients in a wide variety of jury trials. While many lawyers avoid the inside of a courtroom, as a litigator, that’s where Peter Johnson feels most comfortable. Let him put his considerable trial experience to work for you.
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    Carin L. Johnson, Esq.


    The majority of Carin’s 25-year practice is focused on juvenile law. As a parent, she is very dedicated and compassionate about representing parents’ rights in juvenile court. When the system accuses a parent of abuse, it is an extremely serious accusation. Let Carin put her considerable experience to work for you.
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    Jesse S. Gill, Esq.

    Senior Associate Attorney

    Jesse S. Gill is an Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Johnson and Johnson. Jesse started clerking with at Johnson and Johnson fresh out of Law School and has been with the office since September of 2011. The primary focus of Jesse’s current practice is Juvenile Dependency, Family Law & Criminal Defense & Appeals. Jesse is licensed to practice law in California (State Court) as well as the Northern & Central Districts of California (Federal Court).
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    Traci L. Whittemore, Esq.

    Associate Attorney

    Traci L. Whittemore Associate Attorney joined The Law Office of Johnson & Johnson in early 2021. Traci has over 10 years’ ...
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    Christina Summers

    Legal Administrative Assistant

    Christina Summers became part of the Johnson & Johnson team in February of 2018 as an Office Clerk. She’s now transitioning to a Legal Administrative Assistant role for both sides of the firm for Peter and Carin Johnson. Where there is a diverse task, she is eager to take it head on. She’s a person of passion and curiosity; she prides herself in follow-through and patience.
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    Katherine Rodriguez


    Katherine Rodriguez graduated with a degree in Legal Studies also receiving her ABA approved paralegal certification from ...

Types of Cases We Handle

At the Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson, we are committed to the zealous representation of our clients in a wide array of criminal matters.

We have 25 years of trial experience and negotiating thousands of cases. We have defended clients in a wide variety of jury trials. Attorneys Peter and Carin Johnson feel most comfortable as litigators. Let us put our trial experience to work for you.

If you have been charged with a crime, hiring the right attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Peter and Carin Johnson are dedicated advocates who work hard defending and protecting the rights of every client.

Our firm has tried cases in every type of courtroom, including state and federal, and we are well-versed in the procedures and tactics of law enforcement and prosecutors.

In our criminal practice, we draw upon our vast experience trying both misdemeanor and felony cases.

We’ll fight aggressively for you. Call us at (925) 900-5330 or contact us online today.

Our criminal defense lawyers handle a range of matters, including:

Committed to Excellence

Awards & Affiliations
  • Super Lawyers
  • Contra Costa County Bar
  • National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center
  • Avvo 10.0 Peter
  • California Appellate Defense Counsel
  • State Bar of CA
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • NCDD

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The Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson handles cases throughout California including Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Clara, San Joaquin, and San Francisco Counties.

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