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Washington, D.C. Criminal Defense Attorneys

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When you've been arrested or being accused of a crime, you may be feeling anxious and stressed about your future. If this is your first time in trouble with the law, you probably do not know what to expect. At Hunter & Johnson, PLLC, we can help you navigate the complex criminal justice system and work to aggressively protect your rights. Throughout a case, every client receives honest advice, personalized attention, and customized defense strategies. We know that these are stressful times, which is why our Washington, D.C. criminal defense lawyers remain hands-on at each juncture and make sure that you are involved and informed during the preparation of your defense. From the initial investigation, arraignment, all the way to a trial, we are ready to battle for your future and freedom.

Why Hunter & Johnson PLLC? Consider the following:

  1. “Excellent” Avvo Rating (Attorney Hunter)
  2. History of winning case results
  3. Personalized and thorough representation
  4. Healthy list of happy client testimonials

Vigorous Criminal Defense in the Heart of Our Nation

It seems that the list of laws in Washington D.C. is growing exponentially, and every year the police are finding more and more reasons to try to put you in cuffs and behind bars. As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we are well-versed in the latest changes in the law and how to effectively defend your reputation and rights.

To name only a few of the case-types we can handle:

If you have been subpoenaed to provide witness testimony, make sure you are aware of the repercussions. We offer witness representation to help our clients prepare for the stand and mitigate any potential issues.

Creative Solutions for Your Legal Needs

In addition to our criminal defense services, we are also prepared to handle civil litigation disputes, such as personal injury cases, business contract disagreements, and any other problem life throws your way. In Washington D.C., landlord-tenant disputes are notoriously difficult to manage alone, so we can provide you with creative solutions to protect your financial interests.


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  • Cost-effective solutions.

  • Exceptional track record.

  • Focus on client experience.

  • Positive and proactive.

  • High-caliber legal service.

Howard University

A Law School Dedicated to Justice.

Adam Hunter and Stephanie Johnson are both graduates of Howard University, a law school that has a legacy of championing for civil rights and social justice issues. Continuing with this legacy, our attorneys work hard to protect the rights of our clients and promote real justice. Everyone deserves to have someone on their side fighting for them, especially those who feel powerless in a system that is rarely known for fairness. Through our efforts, we hope to enact real change so people like you can obtain the justice you deserve. We are focused on providing aggressive, powerful advocacy to clients all across Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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What Happens After an Arrest?

  • 1 Arraignment

    This initial appearance is where you enter a plea of guilt, not guilty, or no contest. Your lawyer can counsel you on how to plead and can protect your rights when release conditions are set.

  • 2 Preliminary Examination

    A hearing where the government puts on evidence to establish if there is probable cause for the charge(s).

  • 3 Pre-Trial Motions

    This is when your defense lawyer and the prosecutor exchange information, your lawyer can file motions to suppress evidence, change release conditions, seek to have evidence excluded, or ask the court to make certain findings prior to trial.

  • 4 Plea Deals

    Before the trial, it may be possible for your attorney to negotiate with the prosecutor for reduced charges or lighter penalties.

  • 5 Trial

    If there is no case dismissal or plea deal, then your case will be set for trial.

  • Arraignment

    This initial appearance is where you enter a plea of guilt, not guilty, or no contest. Your lawyer can counsel you on how to plead and can protect your rights when bail is set.

  • Preliminary Examination

    A judge will evaluate any incriminating evidence to decide whether or not it is sufficient to establish that you are guilty of the charges.

  • Pre-Trial Motions

    Also called the discovery phase, this is when your defense lawyer and the prosecutor exchange information, and your lawyer can press for the case to be dismissed pre-trial.

  • Plea Deals

    Before the trial, it may be possible for your attorney to negotiate with the prosecutor for reduced charges or lighter penalties.

  • Trial

    If there is no case dismissal or plea deal, your case is presented before a jury and judge. This could result in an acquittal, guilty verdict, or case dismissal. You may be able to appeal a conviction if there is one.

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