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Criminal Defense Attorney in Minden, LA
Knowledgeable and Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer
At the John D. & Eric G. Johnson Law Firm, LLC, attorney Eric Johnson is renowned for his handling of criminal cases throughout north Louisiana. In defending his clients, Eric is a problem solver who represents clients who have everything at stake. Other lawyers, prosecutors and law enforcement officials often refer clients to him. Clients from out of state who find themselves in trouble with the law often turn to Eric for help. Our office can skillfully handle a large variety of cases. Whether you need a DWI attorney, sex crime attorney, or any other kind of criminal defense attorney, Eric and his expert staff have the knowledge and experience to make a difference.
Practicing Criminal Law the Right Way
Eric Johnson looks at every fact when representing you. He understands discovery furnished by the D.A. is merely a starting point for the defense of an accused party. He also understands the importance of fully investigating and evaluating the evidence against his client while also securing evidence favorable to his client. Few of his cases actually go to trial because, as an experienced criminal defense attorney, he knows how to negotiate the very best deals with prosecutors and judges on behalf of his clients. Individuals facing decades of imprisonment often see their exposure to prison time greatly reduced or even eliminated due to Eric’s efforts. Eric cares for his clients and will not settle for anything less than the best possible result for each client he represents.
As an experienced litigator, he’s respected in the courtrooms throughout north Louisiana by the district attorneys and prosecutors whom he deals with.
When it’s necessary to go to trial, Eric understands when it’s best to go in front of a jury or waive the jury trial and have the case heard in front of a judge. There are practically no crimes Eric has not defended or tried in state court. Eric is also experienced in handling complicated drug and weapons cases in federal court.
Eric has successfully tried cases before both juries and judges, resulting in acquittals of his clients charged with aggravated rape, armed robbery, molestation of juveniles, felony DWI, aggravated second-degree battery, possession of cocaine over 28 grams and possession of cocaine/marijuana with the intent to distribute. Eric is experienced in handling drug cases involving extremely large quantities of drugs. On many occasions he’s represented clients charged with domestic violence, sex crimes and murder.
Criminal Defense Specialties
Truck Accident And Personal Injury Representation
While the overwhelming majority of the cases Eric handles are criminal in nature, he also handles serious personal injury cases arising from third-party negligence.
Individuals are frequently injured or killed on Interstate 20 and other state and federal highways due to the negligence of truck drivers and trucking companies. Eric Johnson holds negligent truck drivers, their employers and their insurers accountable for these injuries.
Just as he does in criminal defense representation, he will fight for you. He has partnered with other attorneys who exclusively handle personal injury cases in successfully negotiating six- and seven-figure settlements on behalf of clients. Eric will do everything he can to ensure his personal injury clients are fully compensated for injuries they receive at the hands of negligent truck drivers and their employers. Just this past March, Eric participated in a seven figure settlement in a case involving an oilfield service 18-wheeler injuring his client.