Law Offices of Erik Steven Johnson

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San Jose Criminal Defense and Family Law Attorney

Santa Clara County DUI and Divorce Lawyer Serving Santa Clara County and San Francisco

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If you are charged with a criminal offense or face other legal issues within your family, it can be extremely stressful. Not only must you navigate the court system, but you are also presented with the emotional challenges that can permanently affect your future. It is important to have a legal advocate on your side that looks after your best interests during these trying times. San Jose Attorney Erik Johnson offers over ten years of experience helping individuals and families work through criminal charges and family law situations.

Erik Johnson provides one-on-one legal services to Bay Area residents. From start to finish, he handles all aspects of your case. Erik applies his previous large firm experience with his solo practitioner compassion to develop a strategy to best handle your case. Our firm offers approaches each criminal defense and family law situation with a unique plan catered to your best interests.


  • I really appreciate the professionalism, knowledge, and understanding Erik was able to provide me as a lawyer. I was having a hard time finding a lawyer not only to help me with my case but could also make me feel at ease and not feel like I was being judged when talking to them. I did not have to meet with Erik as much as I thought I would have to and by the end of my case, everything was handled smoothly and I'm very grateful for everything Erik was able to do for me and my case.

    - Nancy H.

  • Erik is a knowledgeable, efficient, and patient lawyer. We were totally unprepared for our encounter with the justice system. Very few people expect to need a criminal lawyer, we were no exception. Hiring Erik was the best decision we could have made. He calmed us down, patiently dealt with our issues, kept us informed, and successfully negotiated the best resolution for us. He is very easy to talk to and his thorough explanation of each step in the process minimized the stress we felt. He is a hero to us.

    - Satisfied Client

  • I used Erik for a legal matter and he did an excellent job. Even when the courts and the system was trying to convince us to just compromise and I insisted I am correct and want to continue to fight. He stood by me and kept on going and finally we won the case. Erik, thanks as if you would have not believed in my vision and thoughts and kept on fighting the unfair system to the common people would have not got the blow which we did by fighting. I loved his patience and listing skills. Not that I need to have more lawyers in future but if I do run into a situation I would use Erik for sure.

    - Vagish

  • Erik has everything you need in a lawyer. He is very knowledgeable in family and criminal law. I had a mixture of two overlapping matters and he totally made the winning and reasonable argument. He has experience with the System, which helps a lot and knows the approach to take based on your situation. I highly recommend him he is very accessible and just reassuring. He makes you feel at ease when you are very distressed. if you’re looking for someone you can rely on and trust your future with: then your search is over. amazingly competent and excellent client service!

    - Carina

  • Extremely Impressed. I came to Erik with a complicated legal problem, which I did not know could be dealt with in my favor. Erik reassured me that I had done nothing wrong and to leave to him to get it resolved. One month later and I was cleared, my problem was gone and I my nerves (already shot) were so immensely relieved. Erik was professional, knowledgeable and very confident. Very easy to talk to as well. I do not ever think I will need a lawyer again, but if I do I would not hesitate to go back to Erik.

    - Satisfied Client

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer

During any criminal matter, it is important that an attorney conducts a thorough investigation of the facts surrounding your case, including whether there was probable cause for any search, seizure, or arrest. As a dedicated practitioner, Attorney Erik Johnson will investigate and examine evidence to determine the best possible way to create a strong defense for your DUI, domestic violence, assault, theft, or drug charge.


Each year, thousands of people are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol in the State of California. Many of these arrests occur, however, due to aggressive law enforcement that causes innocent drivers to be unfairly arrested and charged. At the Law Offices of Erik Steven Johnson, we are dedicated to defending clients against DUI charges ranging from first-time offenses to felony drunk driving.

DivorceDrug Crimes

If you accused of a drug crime in California, it is a very serious allegation that could significantly affect your future. Once you are arrested, it is imperative that you consult a skilled criminal defense lawyer. Attorney Erik Johnson has been defending San Jose clients charged with drug crimes and relating criminal offenses for over ten years.

Domestic ViolenceDomestic Violence

California prosecutors aggressively pursue convictions in domestic violence cases. If you have been accused of domestic violence, the prosecution may still pursue charges, even if the accuser tries to "take back" the allegation or refuses to press charges. At the Law Offices of Erik Steven Johnson, we understand that domestic violence charges do not only affect the accused, but can significantly harm the fabric of the family.

Child IssuesTheft & Embezzlement

Theft includes a variety of offenses including employee theft, embezzlement, fraud, and retail theft. Many people who are charged with theft were either at the wrong place or the wrong time or made bad decisions due to their financial situation. It is imperative to consult a skilled criminal defense lawyer who can advise you on your rights. Attorney Erik Johnson has over ten years of experience aiding clients throughout the Bay Area.

Sex CrimesSex Crimes

If you have been charged with a sex crime in California, it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Any statement you make to the police, or even friends and family members, can be used against you. At the Law Offices of Erik Steven Johnson, we provide intelligent, aggressive criminal defense representation to clients facing sex crime charges.

AlimonyRecord Clearing

A mark on your criminal record can make life very difficult, making it hard to find a job, rent an apartment and enroll in a university. In California, you can seek an expungement for certain criminal convictions. An expungement does not erase your criminal record, but effectively sets it aside, allowing you to truthfully answer "no" if asked if you have that conviction on your record.


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By choosing Attorney Erik Johnson as your legal representative, you will obtain the assistance of a practitioner who has the experience to make sure that your case is resolved in a positive manner.

For a free consultation, call our office at 408-246-3004 or contact us online. We serve clients in Campbell, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Palo Alto, Milpitas, Santa Clara County, and Alameda County.


Family Law and Divorce in California

Our law firm helps clients navigate through all aspects of the divorce process, from the initial filing to request for modification or enforcement of existing judgments. Additionally, Erik Johnson has significant experience helping clients reach the best results possible in many matters involving child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, and the division of marital property. He also focuses on assisting individuals going through domestic abuse or family violence issues.

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Award-Winning Experience

Erik Johnson

Attorney Erik Johnson has over a decade of experience in several areas of law including criminal law, DUI defense, family law, and divorce. After graduating from Santa Clara University School of Law, Erik gained significant experience at the Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office. Later, he worked for a large criminal defense firm handling high-profile cases. Attorney Erik Johnson maintains active memberships with local legal organizations such as the Santa Clara County Bar Association and San Mateo County Bar Association.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers California DUI Lawyers Association Santa Clara Trial Lawyers Association Three Best Rated Criminal Defense Attorney



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In response to the coronavirus crisis, our law firm is closely monitoring both the county and state health guidelines and recommendations. Keeping our employees and clients safe is an important priority.

We continue to accept new clients; however we are limiting in-person meetings as directed by the Governor. Instead, we are available for telephone conferencing during business hours and if necessary, after hours.

As always, please feel free to email or call us. We are here for you.
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