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Defending You Against Serious Charges

At the Law Offices of Dean Johnson, I provide cutting-edge criminal defense representation. As a former San Mateo prosecutor, I took over 100 cases to trial. I understand how prosecutors approach their cases. I can anticipate their strategies and formulate effective defense strategies for each case. I have opened an office in Redwood City to better serve the entire Bay Area and Northern California communities.

With 30 years of experience as an attorney, I understand how to navigate the judicial system. I also understand that if you have been charged with homicide, your life is at stake. You could be facing not only prison but also the death penalty. I provide tenacious defense as well as thorough criminal appeals representation.

Tenacious Defense Lawyer

At the Law Offices of Dean Johnson, my clients appreciate my aggressive, effective representation. When you are facing serious criminal charges, your life, your liberty and your reputation are at stake. I never give up in my pursuit of justice on my clients’ behalf. I build defense cases through hard work, tenacity and a solid understanding of the law.

Over the years, I have earned a reputation for providing assertive guidance for highly technical, complex legal issues. As a leading Northern California defense attorney, I am often asked to associate on cases with other lawyers. I also provide an effective method of strategic analysis that I have developed as a teacher at one of the Bay Area’s leading universities.

My strategic decision-making method breaks down every aspect of a case to its essence to uncover the defense strategies that others might miss. I can evaluate your case from every angle to determine the best course of action and to get the best possible results.

State-Of-The-Art Law Firm

Whether you are facing special circumstances murder charges or the death penalty, my law firm has the resources necessary to defend your case. I understand that homicide and murder cases require significant forensic evidence.

I am a skilled Northern California homicide defense attorney who uses only industry-leading experts. They can collect preserve and analyze evidence for my clients’ defense. They can also provide expert testimony concerning:

  • DNA
  • Fingerprints
  • Trace evidence
  • Firearms

My network of consultants includes the forensic consultant on the television show “CSI,” a former director of the San Mateo crime lab and a 30-year veteran of the South San Francisco Police Department. My consultants provide detailed, easy-to-understand evidentiary testimony to help prove your defense.

Free Consultation

If you are looking for the best possible criminal defense representation, please call my law firm. I offer aggressive advocacy and unique strategic analysis. I can be reached at 650-241-3008 for a free consultation, or you can send me an email.