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Peter John Johnson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Walnut Creek, CA

4.9   16 reviews

also known as Peter Johnson

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    I represent clients in all matters related to DUI/DWI including misdemeanors, felonies, and administrative hearings with DMV.

    31 years

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    I represent clients in all matters related to criminal defense including misdemeanors, felonies, serious felonies and applications for dismissal of cases from criminal record following completion of probation and/or prison incarceration.

    31 years

  3. Civil rights
    20%
    I represent clients in matters involving police misconduct and matters involving illegal removal of children by CPS and the Police

    31 years

My wife and I have three boys and are partners in our legal practice.  I am a former athlete including playing football in college and in fledgeling professional football leagues after college.  I have trained for and competed in an adventure triathalon.  I have competed in amatuer baseball including Men's Senior Baseball League World Series.  I stay connected to sports by coaching my boys in football, basketball, baseball and track.  I am competitive by nature and trained very hard to prepare myself to compete in athletics.  I bring the same work ethic and competitiveness to my law practice.  I work hard to gain the knowledge I need to excel in this profession and prepare myself to take on the competition.

Location

The Law Office of Johnson & Johnson
2125 Oak Grove Rd.
Ste. 315
Walnut Creek, CA, 94598-3856

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Representation
Peter Johnson and the Office Assistant, Jen, are outstanding! They are incredibly knowledgeable, professional, prompt, and have exceeded all of my expectations! I wholeheartedly recommend this firm and have full confidence in their expertise.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic experience
Incredible. Peter had my blood sample thrown out which led to the DA dismissing my case for insufficient evidence. As he said in my initial consultation, results are far from guaranteed but he thoroughly explored all possible weeknesses and put pressure everywhere possible to capitalize on anything possible. I can't possibly imagine better representation. I wish you the best of luck with any lawyer you choose to hire, but I hope for your sake that you choose Peter.
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Posted by Robert | July 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Money well spent
When my son got a DUI he was devastated at the thought of having his licence suspended. How was he going to get to college or his part-time job. From the first consultation Peter Johnson was very professional, explaining the whole process, likely outcomes, and reassuring us that we were in good hands. That proved to be the case. Peter got both the DMV and Court charges dismissed, much to my son's relief (and mine too since I would have become his taxi!). I cannot recommend Peter highly enough. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Talented Beyond Belief
Peter is phenomenal at what he does. He is extremely talented and works hard to achieve the results you are looking for. The process was long, but worth the wait. I made a terrible decision and was arrested for a DUI, but Peter was able to help save my career. He was able to get both my court case and dmv case dismissed. Exactly what I needed and worth every dollar. Don't expect several phone calls and emails from him but expect him to tell you to live life as you normally would and let him take care of your case. Best investment I made and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best
Hiring Mr. Johnson was one of the best decisions I ever made. He is hard working, extremely intelligent, and very well respected by all courts. Trust his process and his strategy, and you'll be in good hands. Mine was a double felony, plea deal to single misdemeanor with no time.
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great DUI Lawyer
Peter Johnson is highly knowledgeable in DUI laws. He is professional, upfront and very honest. My case took a long time through the courts but I was very pleased with the outcome! It was definitely worth the wait. I highly recommend Peter Johnson.
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2015
Saved My Future
Peter seriously saved my future, he is incredibly knowledgeable, trustworthy and doesn't like to lose! He is very upfront and honest with you at all times. The courts like to push cases back, court rooms aren't always available, so it takes awhile to finally make it to a jury trial. But when you do, Peter is amazing! He captivates the jury with his knowledge and passion. I never had imagined that I would have the DUI charge dismissed but when the verdict came down as 'not guilty' I felt like it was a dream! I highly recommend Peter!
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2015
DUI .08
I was arrested over 5 years for a DUI .08. my car parked in a drive way and I was not in it. Peter was honest and upfront with me from day one. We had a 50/50 chance going to jury trial. In my line of work an arrest is bad enough, a DUI is not acceptable. Peter was able to plea for a disorderly conduct, 1 year probation and his office would help me remove from my record after 1 year. Peter will not sugar coat he is very direct, honest, knowledgeable and responsive. He will not tell you what you want to hear, he will tell it like it is, good or bad and likely scenarios. No false expectations. I strongly feel he was there to fight for me each and every time in and out of the courtroom for the best possible outcome. if you are facing a DUI charge, Peter is the best.
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Posted by Kevin | April 22, 2015
Not down & out!
Peter Johnson was great. He fought my case from a pssible DUI down to a dry reckless. The first Attorney did nothing to help my case and should have collected 911 tapes that could of helped my defense. The only thing the other Attorney did for me was find Peter Johnson. Peter knows the law and will fight to get the best possible outcome of the case. If you're looking for warm and fuzzy, he is not, however; if you want a lawyer who enjoys his work and performs to the highest of standards, Peter is that Attorney! Thanks again Peter for fighting the good fight!
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Posted by Clay | December 19, 2013
Got The Results I Wanted
Peter Johnson handled my case extremely well. I was very happy with the deal that he was able to get for me. He was very knowledgable and he seems to have a handle on all the ins-and-outs of DUI cases.
Posted by David | June 1, 2013
the maricale man
the man works magic ! not just in dui but violent crimes I was charged with three assault's w/bodily injury witch carries a hefty sentence of 4yr state prison per charge I had no witnesses an 15 witness against me were two of the men were hospitalized he as able to get the charge reduced an plea me out with 4 months house arrest an 3yr probation an in contra costa county that's a miracle he saved me a ton of money an a lot of time this is the least I could do was post this trust me don't waste your time going to another lawyer this mans your one stop shop
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2013
Great DUI Lawyer
I hired Peter to help with my son's Minor-DUI case (was driving with a .04 and was subject to having license taken for a year by DMV). Peter was really helpful, getting us an extension twice when needed, meeting with us multiple times, answering all our questions, and then winning our case! It was a stressful situation for our family and having somebody who knew the ins and outs of the DMV system, including which hearing officers are friendly and which are not, and the relevant case law, was a big stress relief. I would highly recommend Peter for this type of work.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2011
Peter Johnson Saved My Career
I am currently a graduate student with a bachelor's in mathematics and working on my masters in education. Almost all my life I have aspired to be a math teacher and when I was charged with a DUI I saw that dream going down the drain. I knew I wanted to fight it, knowing that if I had a misdemeanor on my record I wouldn't be hired as a teacher. I hired Peter Johnson as my lawyer, it went to a jury trial, and I was found not guilty. Peter Johnson saved my career and my dream. I could never thank him enough. He was everything I could have asked for. He is very knowledgeable about everything pertaining to DUI cases. This includes traffic law, DUI investigation protocol, compliance with Title 17, the devices used to test blood/breath alcohol, and more. And if his extensive knowledge isn't enough, he is amazing in the courtroom. He connects to the jury by making them realize their importance in the justice system and also by making everything clear to them. Like what was said in previous review, "he is a hawk." I could not have asked for a better lawyer.
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Posted by Stephne | December 29, 2010
Peter Johnson brought a big smile to my face
I hired Peter Johnson to defend my partner against criminal charges of defrauding the state of California (2 felonies). The case took place in Mammoth Lakes, CA and Peter drove all the way there for the arraignment. He spoke with the District Attorney and convinced him that I had important information regarding this case. The D.A.'s investigator interviewed me as a witness with Peter Johnson sitting by my side. The D.A. decided to dismiss all charges against my partner. My partner and I were ecstatic. Peter is not only an excellent lawyer, but is also a compassionate and moral person.
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Posted by Tiffany | November 29, 2010
Resolved Unjust Lawsuit
I had a summons dropped on me & no clue what was happening. Peter was quick to respond, jumped thru hoops & resolved my issue without me having to travel out of state. He took immediate action as needed and handled my case efficiently. I highly recommend Peter and will use him again!
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2010
Peter Johnson got my DUI charges dismissed
I'm very glad to have chosen Peter Johnson as my DUI attorney. Peter's a straight shooter. He's not necessarily going to try to make you feel warm and fuzzy about everything. But in the court room, he's a hawk. Bottom line, he got my charges dismissed, and that's the most important thing. Through the process, I learned a lot about how the system works. Trials get rescheduled. Witnesses are expensive. Judges go on vacation. These factors were frustrating to me, especially at first. Peter probably could have done a better job preparing me for these situations early on. Once he helped me understand these factors, he worked very closely with me on the details and presented me with a variety of options and potential outcomes. He's extremely knowledgeable, and clearly is very experienced. I can't imagine going through this ordeal with someone lacking these skills. I highly recommend Peter if you need an aggressive, skilled attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Partner
  • The Law Office of Johnson & Johnson
  • 1993 - Present

Education

  • Golden Gate Univ SOL
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1993
  • St Mary's Coll
  • Bachelors
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. L.E.
  • Not Guilty - Jury Trial
  • P v. M.P.
  • Case Dismissed
  • P. v. D.B.
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • California Bar Association Criminal Section
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Contra Costa Bar Association Criminal Section
  • Chairman of Section
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Presdent's Award for Science
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Juvenile Justice Award
  • Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • California DUI Lawyers Association - Southern California Nuts and Bolts Seminar
  • Cross Examination of Blood Analsyst
  • 2013
  • California DUI Lawyers Association - Southern California Conference
  • Uncertainty in Chemical Testing for Alcohol
  • 2013
  • California DUI Lawyers Association- Nor Cal meeting
  • Uncertainty In Chemical Testing for Alcohol
  • 2012
  • California DUI Lawyers Association - Fresno Seminar
  • Blood Analysis for Alcohol
  • 2012
  • From the Cradle to the Grave
  • Effect of Undue Influence on the Credibility of the Court System
  • 2010
  • DUI Fundamentals
  • DUI Defense
  • 2010
  • Criminalistics Lab Tour
  • Video Tour of County Criminal Lab
  • 2009
  • Confrontation Rights and Partition Ratio Legal Update
  • DUI Defense Case Update
  • 2009
  • Judicial Evaluation for Contra Costa County
  • Judicial Evaluation
  • 2008
  • Jeopardy in the Courtroom
  • Evidence Review
  • 2008
  • Contra Costa DUI Defense - What Works What Don't
  • DUI Defense
  • 2008
  • Contra Costa Criminalistics Lab Discovery
  • Criminal Defense Discovery
  • 2008
  • Confrontation in the Courts
  • Sixth Amendment Confrontation Rights
  • 2008
  • Making Probation Work for You
  • Effectively Using the Probation Department to the Benefit of Client
  • 2007
  • Judicial Courtroom Policy
  • Judicial Courtroom Policy
  • 2007
  • Breath Testing Procedures and GERD
  • DUI Breath Tests
  • 2007
  • Lawyer's Role in the Community
  • Legal Profession
  • 2006
  • DUI Defense for the Community
  • DUI
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (16)
Endorse Peter
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys that practice in this area. He is a highly skilled trial lawyer and works very hard defending his clients. Peter is an excellent attorney"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, he is an asset to the legal community"
Civil rights Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Peter. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have prosecuted cases against Mr. Johnson and I have consulted with him when defending clients. Mr. Johnson works hard for his clients and is very experienced in the DUI arena. You won't go wrong with him as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Johnson is an outstanding attorney who provides exemplary advice on Avvo. I would recommend everyone and anyone to him for representation. Even though I have been practicing fo 24 years, as a judge, magistrate, prosecutors, and in private practice, I learn valuable new information from him every day. A superb attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is an outstanding member of California DUI Lawyers Assoc.. He is one of the most knowledgable DUI attorneys on blood, and bresth testing and an experienced trial lawyer. Top notch!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter Johnson is the DUI guy for the East Bay Area and Central Valley of California - he is always at trial working on his client's matters. His client's outcomes are always successful and fair. Don't hesitate to contact Peter."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work: trustworthy, conscientious, hardworking and fundamentally dedicated to every Client, familiar Californians recognize that Mr. Johnson is an excellent defense attorney who is a beneficial asset to Walnut Creek and the entire DUI Defense Bar community. Any person in need of a premier criminal defense lawyer will know he or she is in capable hands. For a number of reasons (but without enough character space to properly do this fine attorney justice), I am honored to endorse this superb lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Solid attorney who represents his clients with professionalism and class."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because I have seen Peter in trial, and he is always a step ahead of the District Attorney and that has allowed him to win cases other lawyers told him to plead out because it was a loser; but Peter won the case anyway because of his knowledge and skill. Peter goes the extra mile for each client get all the evidence that many other lawyers just feel isn’t worth their time to even look for. Peter has investigated the crime laboratory to find errors for reductions and wins in many of his cases, and he holds special lunches with all local lawyers to teach and share with them the techniques they will need to win in trial. The DUI you have been charged with does not mean you are guilty, so don't get a lawyer that just goes through the motions to quickly get rid of your case the easiest way they can, hire Peter Johnson because he will fight for you realizing this is important to you. Donald Drewry"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a honest guy and the guy you want on your side."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Peter for many years and highly recommend him. Peter is well known as one of the best DUI lawyers in the East Bay and his results speak for themselves. He has won many cases that others said couldn't be won. Talk to Peter before you decide who you want fighting your case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Peter Johnson and am familiar with his work through a professional association of which we are both members, the California DUI Lawyers Association. Peter is knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to DUI defense. His opinion and advice are often sought by other attorneys in the DUI field. I am happy to endorse his work."
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