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Edmonds Criminal Defense Attorney

Former Prosecutor Fighting to Defend Your Rights

Being charged with a crime poses a serious threat to your future, and it is vital that you take action now to avoid the serious consequences of a conviction. Retaining an experienced Edmonds defense lawyer from Johanson Law Group, Inc. is one of the first steps to take following an arrest—you need a dedicated advocate to advise you of your options and fight for your rights. With nearly a quarter century of experience and a background that includes working as a prosecutor and state representative, I know how much is at stake for you and will work tirelessly to help you find a way out of the criminal justice system.

Fill out my free case evaluation form so I can review your situation and begin working on a plan of action for fighting your charges. It is easy to feel hopeless in such a difficult situation, but there are proven strategies for any case, no matter how challenging. You are legally presumed innocent until proven guilty, and I will work to place the burden of proof on the prosecutor. Even if there is evidence to prove your guilt, it may be possible to have the charges dismissed by proving your rights were violated, such as in an arrest for possession without probable cause or a DUI arrest based on erroneous field sobriety tests.

It would be difficult to overstate the importance of preventing a criminal conviction and the repercussions such an outcome could have throughout your life. Depending on whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony, you could be sent to jail or prison, be forced to pay steep fines and placed on a lengthy probation. You would also have a criminal record, which could prevent you from securing credit or housing or even make it difficult for you to find employment. A sex crime conviction could additionally lead to mandatory sex offender registration which would expose you to major social stigma.

Arrested for a crime in Edmonds, WA?

It is not advisable to discuss the case with anyone but an attorney, as you are at risk of making self-incriminating statements that could make it even more difficult to fight the charges. Whether you were arrested on charges of multiple DUI or underage DUI, a violent crime, or juvenile crime, or if you are seeking representation for a probation violation or expungement, I am ready to begin helping you today. This may be a highly stressful experience for you and your family, but I will stand by you as your case progresses, working tirelessly to defend your future and get your life back to normal.

As early as possible after your arrest, contact an Edmonds criminal lawyer at my firm to learn more about your rights and allow me to begin working on a strategy for your case. We serve clients throughout Snohomish County, King County, Pierce County, Skagit County and the greater Puget Sound area.