Areas of Practice
Drinking and driving is a crime, and whether you have been arrested for
underage DUI or if you face charges of
multiple DUI or
vehicular manslaughter, you are at risk of losing your driver's license in addition to possible
consequences such as jail and fines. It is often possible to defeat DUI
charges by challenging evidence such as
field sobriety tests.
Law enforcement agencies in our area are aggressively fighting the War
on Drugs, and the courts punish crimes such as
possession and drug
sales with tough sentences. Don't let a drug crime conviction ruin your future-hire
an attorney at the outset of your case for aggressive legal defense of
If you have been convicted of a crime, you may be experiencing difficulty
being approved for credit or housing, in addition to finding suitable
employment. Fortunately, you might be able to clear your criminal record
and make a fresh start by filing a petition for an expungement.
The internet has become the venue for an increasing amount of criminal
activity in recent years, with offenses ranging from the distribution
of child pornography, credit card fraud and identity theft to name only
a few. It is vital to retain legal representation early in the investigation
to safeguard yourself against further incrimination.
Probation is essentially a second chance to prove that you can follow the
law and avoid committing crimes, but it is often characterized by exceedingly
strict terms which would be difficult for anyone to follow. If you have
been charged with a probation violation, you must take action early to
avoid being subjected to harsh penalties.
Being charged with a sex crime can have a devastating effect on your reputation
and career regardless of whether you are convicted. In the event that
you are found guilty, you could not only be sent to jail or prison but
could also be forced to register as a sex offender, exposing you to major
Has your child been arrested for a crime? By taking action now you may
be able to prevent the serious long-term consequences which could result
from an adjudication of delinquency. Your child could be held in detention
and be caught up in the juvenile justice system, as well as ending up
with a record which could have a devastating effect on educational and
Don't let a theft crime conviction ruin your career! Offenses such as theft
and embezzlement are considered crimes of dishonesty and can make it highly
difficult to find employment, while a conviction for robbery or burglary
could lead to a prison sentence lasting several years.
If you have been charged with a violent crime you are at risk of a harsh
sentence following a conviction, but you may be able to prevent a negative
outcome by taking action now. It might be possible to prove that you were
acting in self-defense or that you have been falsely accused, while your
attorney could also seek to negotiate a favorable plea bargain.
White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes such as embezzlement, wire fraud and mail fraud, identity
theft and credit card fraud have been the subject of intensified attention
in recent years, and many people have been convicted for failure to take
legal representation early enough in the case. Take action now to safeguard
your rights and your freedom!
If you have been arrested and want the experienced representation of a
contact an Edmonds criminal defense attorney from my firm today for a confidential consultation. The Johanson Law Group,
Inc. serves residents of King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County,
Skagit County and the Greater Puget Sound area.