Washington, D.C. Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Are you accused of a crime? Then you deserve to have a strong legal advocate in your corner to fight for your every legal right. At Hunter & Johnson, PLLC, we are fiercely dedicated to your defense, as we believe that every person deserves excellent representation, no matter what charges they face.

What Sets Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Apart?

  • "Excellent" Avvo Rating for results and experience
  • A great track record of defense
  • Straightforward legal advice for every client
  • Zealous and proactive advocacy
  • Cost-effective representation

We understand that this can be an overwhelmingly stressful time, but we offer the positive approach and powerhouse defense that can help you move forward, confident about what the future holds. We want to put you at ease. When you work with our Washington, D.C. firm, we will be upfront and clear about your legal options and possible defenses, and we'll work closely with you at every step of the way. Don’t wait to find out how a lawyer can help you.

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Effective Defense for the Accused

Before you ever step foot into a courtroom, it is important that you consult with an attorney. Your defense begins the minute you are stopped by the police. It is critical to have legal representation prior to your arraignment date, or initial appearance, as this will give you a better understanding of your legal rights and how to best shape your defense. You also need someone on your side who knows what to request from the prosecutor and judge for your case, as this could make all the difference in the outcome.

We are licensed to handle criminal cases in both the District of Columbia and Maryland, including cases that involve:

  • Assault: If you threatened to do physical harm on another person, you may be charged with assault - even if no physical injuries resulted. Assault charges can be prosecuted as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the severity of the injuries or the use of weapons.
  • Domestic Violence: When you've been accused of domestic violence against a spouse, dating partner, or household member, our criminal defense attorneys can help you tell your side of the story to the court.
  • DUI / DWI / OWI: We can provide effective defenses for drivers who are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, as well as represent clients in DMV hearings to help them preserve their driving privileges.
  • Felonies: As crimes that are punishable by more than a year in prison, felonies are reserved for some of the most serious crimes. From aggravated assault to theft, we can take on a wide range of felonies.
  • Misdemeanors: Although misdemeanors are considered to be less serious than felonies, they can still leave an individual with a criminal record. We have an excellent track record of effectively resolving misdemeanors as well as advocating for misdemeanor diversion programs for first-time offenders.
  • Theft Crimes: Theft is committed if a person unlawfully took control of another person's property, either through deception or by force.
  • Traffic Cases: Before you pay your traffic ticket, know that you may have other options. There may be a way to challenge your traffic ticket, protect your driving privileges, minimize fees, avoid points to your record, and prevent skyrocketing insurance premiums. Find out more when you contact us.

Criminal Appeals: Another Chance at Justice

Our Washington, D.C. criminal defense attorneys are not only capable of coming to your defense when charges are first filed against you, we can also stand by your side and shield you after the court has decided to convict and sentence you. Unlike many other defense firms in the area, we are well-versed in criminal appeals and the appellate court.

Depending on the details of your original case, a successful appeal could benefit you by removing the prior ruling, reducing the penalties given, or completely throw out your criminal case. We believe that no one should receive a sentencing that is too harsh, based on a faulty conviction, or technically flawed. You need to act fast – you only have 30 days to file an appeal after receiving a conviction.

Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

On the surface of a criminal defense case, there is a clear necessity to protect yourself from a conviction. Understanding exactly what could happen if you are sentenced is a different matter, though, as penalties can seem far off or obscure until they are front and center. You need to realize that even a nonviolent misdemeanor charge on your criminal record can have a far-reaching and permanent impact on your wellbeing.

If you are convicted, you could be slammed with penalties, such as:

  • Thousands in fines and fees
  • Months in jail or years in prison
  • Loss of driving privileges (DUI and traffic violations)
  • Destruction of social reputation
  • Loss of job opportunities
  • Hours of community service

To increase your chances of standing up to the heavy, unforgiving, and often biased hand of the law, you have to react quickly. The prosecution is piecing together a case against you from minute one of your arrest, or even sooner! Counter their advances by constructing a solid wall of defense with our team.

Fight for the Future You Want

The Washington, D.C. criminal defense lawyers at our firm are trial attorneys with the experience needed to advise you concerning your case. We know the how a criminal conviction could affect your career, liberty and rights, and we are prepared to take your fight to the courtroom if need be. You need to get time on your side. Reach our legal team today to begin your defense.

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